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John Clellon Holmes (March 12th, 1926 - March 2nd, 1988) is best known for his 1952 book Go, which described characters such as Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and Allen Ginsberg and is considered the first "Beat" novel. 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." 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." March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... Jack Kerouac (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, artist, and part of the Beat Generation. ... Neal Cassady, left, with Jack Kerouac, photograph by Carolyn Cassady. ... Allen Ginsberg, far left, at Airport Frankfurt, Germany Irwin Allen Ginsberg (IPA: ) (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American Beat poet born in Paterson, New Jersey. ...


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 beat later became part of comman parlance when Clellon Holmes published an article in The New York Times Magazine entitled "This is the Beat Generation" on Novermber 16, 1952 (pg.10). In the article Holmes attributes the term to Jack Kerouac. Kerouac in turn had gotten the idea from Herbert Huncke. Later in life, Holmes taught at the University of Arkansas and lectured at Yale and gave workshops at Brown University. Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Brown University is an Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ...


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John Clellon Holmes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (280 words)
John Clellon Holmes (March 12th, 1926 - March 2nd, 1988) is best known for his 1952 book Go, which described characters such as Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and Allen Ginsberg and is considered the first "Beat" novel.
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." He was often referred to as the "quiet Beat," and was one of Kerouac's closest friends.
Holmes proceeded to say that their generation was being persecuted or beat down.
The Beat Page - John Clellon Holmes (596 words)
John Clellon Holmes is an essayist, poet, and novelist; and was a "sometime member" of the Beat Generation.
Holmes had met Jack Kerouac at a party, and the two promising young novelists struck up a friendship on the basis of their interest in writing.
In 1948, Holmes had pressed Jack Kerouac to describe the unique qualities of his generation, and Kerouac invented the term 'Beat Generation' on the spot.
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