The Beat Generation in New York
The Beat Generation in New York
A Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac's City

Set off on the eternal trail of the Beat experience in the city that inspired many of Jack Kerouac's best-loved novels, including On the Road, Vanity of Duluoz, The Town and the City, and Desolation Angels. This is the ultimate guide to Kerouac's New York, packed with photos of the Beat Generation, and filed with undercover information and little known anecdotes.

Eight easy-to-follow walking tours guide you to:

  • Greenwich Village bars and cafes where Kerouac and his friends Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, William Burroughs, Diane di Prima, Gregory Corso, Hettie and LeRoi Jones, John Clellon Holmes, Joyce Johnson, and others read poetry, drank, turned-on, and talked all night long.
  • The Chelsea-district apartment where Jack wrote On the Road.
  • Mid-town clubs where Beat poets mingled with artists Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, and listened to jazz and blues greats Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Billie Holiday.
  • Times Square, a magnet for Kerouac and the Beats.
  • Columbia University, where the original Beats first met and began a revolution in American literature and culture.

Each tour includes a map of the neighborhood, subway and bus information, and an insider's angle on Jack Kerouac's life in New York. A must for Beat enthusiasts and critics.

Title The Beat Generation in New York
Subtitle A Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac's City
Author Bill Morgan
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 November 1997
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 166 p.
ISBN-10 0872863255
ISBN-13 9780872863255
Publication Date 01 November 1997
Main content page count 166
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.95

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