Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg by Jack Kerouac
The Letters

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Now readers can see that process in action, as Ginsberg morphs from being the timid author of lovelorn sonnets to the genre-busting powerhouse behind Kaddish, the epic memoir of his mother’s descent into madness.
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The first collection of letters between the two leading figures of the Beat movement

Writers and cultural icons Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg are the most celebrated names of the Beat Generation, linked together not only by their shared artistic sensibility but also by a deep and abiding friend­ship, one that colored their lives and greatly influenced their writing. Editors Bill Morgan and David Stanford shed new light on this intimate and influential friendship in this fascinating exchange of letters between Kerouac and Ginsberg, two thirds of which have never been published before. Commencing in 1944 while Ginsberg was a student at Columbia University and continuing until shortly before Kerouac's death in 1969, the two hundred letters included in this book provide astonishing insight into their lives and their writing. While not always in agreement, Ginsberg and Kerouac inspired each other spiritually and creatively, and their letters became a vital workshop for their art. Vivid, engaging, and enthralling, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters provides an unparalleled portrait of the two men who led the cultural and artistic movement that defined their generation.
 

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Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.
 
Published June 9, 2010 by Penguin Books. 531 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History, Religion & Spirituality, Romance. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Steve Silberman on Aug 23 2010

Now readers can see that process in action, as Ginsberg morphs from being the timid author of lovelorn sonnets to the genre-busting powerhouse behind Kaddish, the epic memoir of his mother’s descent into madness.

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