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Go The Novel That Launched The Beat Generation S Literary Legacy Describes The World Of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg And Neil Cassady Published Two Months Before Kerouac Began On The Road, Go Is The First And Most Accurate Chronicle Of The Private Lives The Beats Lived Before They Became Public Figures In Lucid Fictional Prose Designed To Capture The Events, Emptions And Essence Of His Experience, Holmes Describes An Individualistic Post World II New York Where Crime Is Celebrated, Writing Is Revered, And Parties, Booze, Discussions, Drugs And Sex Punctuate Life.

John Clellon Holmes, born in Holyoke Massachusetts, was an author, poet and professor, best known for his 1952 novel Go Go is considered the first Beat novel, and depicted events in his life with friends Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg He was often referred to as the quiet Beat, and was one of Kerouac s closest friends He also wrote what is considered the definitive jazz novel John Clellon Holmes, born in Holyoke Massachusetts, was an author, poet and professor, best known for his 1952 novel Go Go is considered the first Beat novel, and depicted events in his life with friends Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg He was often referred to as the quiet Beat, and was one of Kerouac s closest friends He also wrote what is considered the definitive jazz novel of the Beat Generation, The Horn.Holmes wasan observer and documenter of beat characters like Ginsberg, Cassidy and Kerouac than one of them He asked Ginsberg for any and all information on your poetry and your visions shortly before Ginsberg s admission into hospital saying that I am interested in knowing also anything you may wish to tell about Neal, Huncke, Lucien in relation to you referring to Herbert Huncke and Lucien Carr , to which Ginsberg replied with an 11 page letter detailing, as completely as he could, the nature of his divine vision.The origin of the term beat being applied to a generation was conceived by Jack Kerouac who told Holmes You know, this is really a Beat Generation The term later became part of common parlance when Holmes published an article in The New York Times Magazine entitled This Is the Beat Generation on November 16, 1952 pg.10 In the article Holmes attributes the term to Kerouac, who had acquired the idea from Herbert Huncke Holmes came to the conclusion that the values and ambitions of the Beat Generation were symbolic of something bigger, which was the inspiration for Go.Later in life, Holmes taught at the University of Arkansas, lectured at Yale and gave workshops at Brown University He died of cancer in 1988, 18 days after his 62nd birthday

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  • 15 July 2017
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10 thoughts on “Go

  1. Bill Kerwin says:

    Most people believe that On the Road 1957 is the first fictional portrayal of the Beat Generation But it isn t No, the first Beat novel is Go 1952 by John Clellon Holmes.In 1949, while Jack Kerouac was still revising and seeking a publisher for The Town and the City, a sprawling autobiographical novel in the Thomas Wolfe mode with a few beat characters , John Clellon Holmes was working on a shorter,concentrated fiction, bearing the working title of The Daybreak Boys a roman a cle Most people believe that On the Road 1957 is the first fictional portrayal of the Beat Generation But it isn t No, the first Beat novel is Go 1952 by John Clellon Holmes.In 1949, while Jack Kerouac was still revising and seeking a publisher for The Town and the City, a sprawling autobiographical novel in the Thomas Wolfe mode with a few beat characters , John Clellon Holmes was working on a shorter,concentrated fiction, bearing the working title of The Daybreak Boys a roman a clef depicting the lives of his friends Jack Kerouac Gene Pasternak , Allen Ginsberg David Stofsky , Neal Cassady Hart Kennedy , plus a few less significant, shadier figures of the era Cannastra, Huncke who connect these young artists to the darkness of crime, junk, alcoholism, and the death wish which the young poets were never far from in the post war Manhattan streets Go was published in 1952, five years before On The Road.It is an old fashioned sort of novel, in spite of its subject matter, an odd ...

  2. Stephen Hayes says:

    Go is generally regarded as the first novel of the Beat Generation, written between 1949 and 1951, and first published in 1952, nearly sixty years ago I first read it when I was 20, fifty years ago, and rereading it after all that time is a rather strange experience It is set in the late 1940s, and that was another generation, a generation that I don t connect with They are the people who came home from the war, whom I used to meet in bars around Durban, those boozy old men In 1972 I used to Go is generally regarded as the first novel of the Beat Generation, written between 1949 a...

  3. Reid says:

    Excellent This is virtually all true and the portraits here of the big three Ginsberg, Kerouac and Cassady are great to see Ginsberg, especially, gets a starring role in this, as compared to On the Road, where he plays second fiddle We get to see his real caring nature, his eclectic personality, and his devilish playfulness, including instigating multiple conflicts based on his psychological insightful challenges toward his friends Amazingly, Cassady co...

  4. Andy says:

    Go is The Melrose Place of Beat Generation books, no boy s club writing here The same cast of characters are on board Allen Ginsburg, Jack Kerouac, Neal Casady and the gang, but John Clellon Holmes gives e...

  5. Zack says:

    Really awesome, like a postmodern On The Road you d think was written last year deliberately to subvert the mythic image, when in fact the reverse is true this book was the first one to use the phrase beat generation and was actually published before On The Road , though it s not as well known John Clellon Holmes was one of the Beats inner circle before Jack Kerouac s fame started the be...

  6. Christine No says:

    chock full of beautiful language about love, drugs, sex, drugs, ennui that exists on the cusp of the Beat Generation s explosive, literary reaction But this is a sad book, too about young men and women looking to Go and love without the help of any thing on earth p.246 The Beats weren t just Madmen, On the Road, and free they were drug addicts, petty thieves, and the drifters of the unforgiving underbelly of 1950s NYC They were young people looking for Home and this Roman a Clef se chock full of beautiful language about love, drugs, sex, drugs, ennui that exists on the cusp of the Beat Generation s explosive, literary reaction But this is a sad book, too about young men and women looking to Go and love without the help of any ...

  7. Greg says:

    Having read most of Jack Kerouac s books about this period in time, it was interesting to read about it from a different perspective Holmes definitely takes asober view of everything than Kerouac did Kerouac was all about the...

  8. Mel says:

    I really really loved this book I wasn t sure what to expect, being about the Beats but not by Kerouac, but it was phenomenally good Holmes doesn t have Kerouac s beautiful prose but he has an intensity that I found really appealing He gave so much insight into his characters and their inner battles The dialogue was great, their were so many memorable scenes even though so much of it was a whirlwind of parties and bar hoping Despite being published in the 50s it was full of sex and drugs an I really really loved this book I wasn t sure what to expect, being about the Beats but not by Kerouac, but it was phenomenally good Holmes doesn t have Kerouac s beautiful prose but he has an intensity that I found really appealing He gave so much insight into his characters and their inner battles The dialogue was great, their were so many memorable scenes even though so much of it was a whirlwind of parties and bar hoping Despite being published i...

  9. Jim says:

    If you think that the whole notion of the Beat Generation sprang from the head of Jack Kerouac when he wrote On the Road, you re wrong Before Kerouac, there was John Clellon Holmes with Go, which partly fiction and partly autobiography tells of the frenetic search for liberation through drugs, alcohol, and even friendship that marked that strange group of young men who formed the core of the movement.Holmes does, however...

  10. Scott A. Nicholson says:

    With many of the same characters different names, but based off of the same real life people in John Clellon Holmes, Go as in On the Road by Jack Kerouac, it s hard not to comapre the two The general feels are different enough, Holme s contribution to the beat generation being entirely situated in New York and following the events of a battered marriage and the wild party lives of a core group as opposed to the cross country jumble of Kerouac s experiences...

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