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Beat Poets

From John Baker’s Blog,  sample poetry by Diane di Prima and Elise Cowen who committed suicide at age twenty-seven. The post opens with a quote: There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be [...]

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The Beats go on

Happy birthday, Neal Cassidy and Denver honors prodigal son. I remain partial to Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011 James Ament Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

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Top 10 Travel Novels

Found here, with the full text below. I am pleased that numbers 8, 2, and 1 are on the list because I read them and liked all three.  I reviewed number 1 here. And I read another of Donald Miller‘s books, Blue Like Jazz but not the one listed at number 10. But isn’t Peter Matthiessen’s, [...]

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The Dharma Bums, by Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), published 1958 The Dharma Bums was published a year after Kerouac’s more famous novel, On the Road. I read them both in the 1960’s and remember his free-flowing writing style and his general enthusiasm but with On the Road I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. [...]

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