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  John Clellon Holmes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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 The Beat Page - John Clellon Holmes
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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 Holmes
John Clellon Holmes was born on March 12th 1926 and died on March 2nd 1988, in Old Saybrook,Connecticut.
Holmes served in the hospital corps in 1944 and after the war ended went to Columbia University in New York to study Literature and Philosophy.
In August 1948 aspiring novelist Holmes met Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg at a party and a few months later Holmes was discussing the 'Jazz Age' of the 1920's and the 'Lost Generation' of the 30's with Kerouac.
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 John Clellon Holmes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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 for his attempts to define the Beat Generation.
Holmes came to the conclusion that the values and ambitions of the Beat Generation were merely symbolic of something bigger, which was the inspiration for Go.
Later in life, Holmes lectured at Yale and gave workshops at Brown University.
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 John Holmes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Holmes (1828–1879), a Canadian Liberal-Conservative MP representing Carleton
John Clellon Holmes, poet, novelist and essayist of the Beat Generation
John Holmes, poet whose work appears in the Faber Book of Modern American Verse
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 Holmes, John Clellon - Beat Generation -digihitch.com
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John Clellon Holmes is an essayist, poet, and novelist; and was a sometime-member of the crowd that would become famous as the Beat Generation.
Holmes remained close friends with Kerouac until Kerouac's death in 1969.
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Holmes actually published a novel in 1952, 'Go', that was based on some of the same people and many of the same experiences as 'On The Road'.
Holmes was born on March 12, 1926 in Holyoke, Massachusetts (exactly four years younger than Jack who was born on the same day in 1922).
Holmes was the person who first asked Kerouac to describe their generation and that's when Jack flashed on Herbert Huncke's use of the term 'beat' and responded immediately that theirs was a "Beat Generation".
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 Go: A Novel (John Clellon Holmes)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Though Holmes couldn't have realized it at the time, some of the book's most powerful scenes comes from having the knowledge of the ignominous fates that await characters like Gene Pasternak (Jack Kerouac) and Hart Kennedy (Neal Cassady) once they find the success that they are so desperately seeking.
As Holmes himself acknowledged in personal interviews and this autobiographical novel, he was always on the fringe of the main Beat group -- i.e., a somewhat conservative, responsible intellectual trying to make a name for himself amongst a group that prided itself on being neither conservative nor responsible.
Holmes is one of the few important Beat figures to never figure importantly into any of Kerouac's novels and his writing style was far more conventional than those of the better known Beats.
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 B.U. Bridge: Boston University community's weekly newspaper
It was in a conversation with Holmes, whose journal is in Special Collections, that Kerouac came up with the phrase beat generation; it is because of Holmes that Americans learned what the beat generation was all about, even though beat writer Holmes never achieved the popularity enjoyed by the others.
Holmes felt that Kerouac's stories "seemed to be describing a new sort of stance toward reality, behind which a new sort of consciousness lay," and he urged Kerouac to try to define it in a phrase or two.
Holmes and Kerouac remained close friends until Kerouac's death from alcoholism in 1969, and Holmes' journal entries reveal how devastated he was by the loss of his friend.
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 Allen Ginsberg Tribute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
They were discussing the nature of generations, recollecting the glamour of the Lost Generation, and Kerouac said, "Ah, this is nothing but a beat generation." They talked about whether it was a "found generation" (as Kerouac sometimes called it), an "angelic generation", or some other epithet.
Jack Clellon Holmes's celebrated article in late 1952 in the New York Times Magazine carried the headline title "This Is the Beat Generation." That caught the public eye.
A fourth meaning that accumulated around the word is found in the phrase "Beat generation literary movement." This phrase reffered to a group of friends who had worked together on poetry, prose, and cultural conscience from the mid-forties until the term became popular nationally in the late fifties.
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 ::HIP HOP CONGRESS::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
John Holmes, the central character, is Paul Hobbes.
Kerouac was extremely jealous of Holmes' quick success with "Go", because "On the Road" (published in 1957) had been rejected time and again by the New York publishing houses.
Kerouac had known John Clellon Holmes since 1948 and the two always read each other's works in progress and often traded notes.
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 Five Articles on Jazz (Rexroth)
John Clellon Holmes is famous as the inventor of the Beat Generation.
Holmes shares the jazz mystique, the fascination with jazz as a way of life common to all — American and foreign — bohemia today.
Holmes is a conscientious craftsman, with considerable understanding of humans and their motives, and his fictional honesty redeems him.
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 LitKicks: John Clellon Holmes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
John Clellon Holmes, a sometime-member of the crowd of friends that would become famous as the Beat Generation, wrote the first published works to herald their significance.
Holmes was born on March 12, 1926 in Holyoke, Massachusetts and gravitated as a young man towards the literary social circles of New York City.
Holmes died in Middleton, Connecticut on March 2, 1988, leaving behind three novels and several books of poetry, essays and memoirs.
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 28732. Holmes, John Clellon. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
The two polar aspects of the contemporary American character collided that day in Dallas—a consideration which, in going beyond politics, goes far to explain why it had to be Kennedy.
For John Kennedy was everything that Lee Oswald was not.
He existed directly in the vivid center of reality, he was potent in every way, his life and personality were one continuous action and interaction; he was neither dualistic, separated, nor helpless; he had never been prevented from experiencing himself as alive and consequential.
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 John Clellon Holmes Recordings, 1949-1959 and 1968
John Clellon Holmes was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on March 12, 1926.
Although not as prolific as many of his contemporaries, Holmes was often regarded as the spokesman for the Beat Generation, defining Beat culture in two of his essays, "This Is the Beat Generation" (1952) and "Philosophy of the Beat Generation" (1958).
John Clellon Holmes died of cancer at age 62 in Middleton, Connecticut, on March 30, 1988.
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 Powell's Books - Horn: 1st Edition by John Clellon Holmes
John Clellon Holmes met Jack Kerouac for the first time in Allen Ginsberg's Spanish Harlem apartment in 1948.
Holmes was the first person to read On the Road in its original, manuscript roll form.
The Horn was Holmes second book in which he tried to portray the jazz scene in the New York of the forties and fifties.
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 Blue Notes and Book Notes
Holmes is probably the least known of the "Beat Generation" writers, a group that included the more celebrated Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.
Holmes also published one other novel, Get Home Free, a book of poetry and a few collections of essays.
Although it first appeared over 40 years ago, Holmes' novel still sounds fresh, and it is probably the most convincing at conveying the inspired rhythmic and melodic inventiveness of the best jazz musicians.
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 John Clellon Holmes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
John Clellon Holmes was born on March 12th, 1926 in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Holmes first and most famous work was published four years later, "Go." He married and settled down in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Holmes died on March 2nd, 1988 in Middleton, Connecticut.
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 John Clellon Holmes -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
John Clellon Holmes -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
He is often seen as a "sometime" member of the (A United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)) Beat Generation.
Later in life, Holmes lectured at (English philanthropist who made contributions to a college in Connecticut that was renamed in his honor (1649-1721)) Yale and gave workshops at (A university in Rhode Island) Brown University.
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 Reviews
Holmes accomplishes this by following one man, a once great and still legendary saxophonist, Edgar Poole, a character loosely based on Charlie Parker and Lester Young, as he wanders through the New York night looking to beg, borrow, and steal some money for (he says) a bus ticket home.
As Poole shambles along, Holmes shows us the various people in his life - the jazz singer he elevated to stardom, the musician who watched Poole emerge as a legend, the accompanist who happened to be present when Poole recorded his masterpiece.
Richard does this by introducing a bearded, beatnik narrator - an inside joke, since Holmes was associated with the Beats and wrote the first Beat novel, Go.
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 Beat Writers, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, William Burroughs, Beat Poets, Beatniks
In a June, 1959 Playboy article titled "The Origins of the Beat Generation", Kerouac explained that the linguistic root of the word 'beat' also carried connotations of beatitude or beatific.
The term 'Beat Generation' was coined by Kerouac in a conversation with John Clellon Holmes
Holmes felt the label was appropriate and had "the subversive attraction of an image that just might contain a concept, with the added mystery of being hard to define...
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 John Clellon Holmes -- 3rd Annual Literary Festival -- Old Dominion University -- Sept 29-30; Oct 1-2, 1980
John Clellon Holmes -- 3rd Annual Literary Festival -- Old Dominion University -- Sept 29-30; Oct 1-2, 1980
John Clellon Holmes helped develop the reputation the University of Arkansas enjoys for its writing program.
Harper's, Saturday Review, Penthouse and Esquire are among the magazines in which Holmes' poems, short stories, articles and reviews have appeared.
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 UNCW College of Arts & Sciences MALS: Curriculum
The “crystallizing” word, of course, was “beat,” and it originated, as Holmes recalls in a later essay “The Name of the Game” in “the middle of a long, intense, only half-serious conversation” between Jack Kerouac and Holmes in November l948.
For Holmes, however, the most distinctive and significant attribute of the Beat Generation is its spiritual quest for meaning, purpose, and value in a world where the pursuit of such goals applies, if at all, only in the most superficial and crassly materialistic sense.
Thus, according to Holmes, the dilemma confronting the Beat Generation “might be described as the will to believe even in the fact of the inability to do so in conventional terms” (“The Philosophy of the Beat Generation”).
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Herbert Huncke, John Clellon Holmes, Lucien Carr, and Neal Cassady were also part of this extended network of literarily-minded friends and comprised the core of the "Beat Generation", which would begin to surface as a movement in the mid-1950's with the publication of Ginsberg's
Holmes, John Clellon [Old Saybrook, Conn.?] 26 Sept. 1956 To Allen Ginsberg t..l.s., 1 p.
Holmes, John Clellon [Old Saybrook, Conn.?] 12 June 1959 To Allen Ginsberg t..l.s., 2 p.
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 1996 Dharma Beat Player Plate-John Clellon Holmes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Holmes met Jack Kerouac in 1948 and published his novel Go in 1951.
Holmes' novel depicts the early Beat movement from 1948-1949.
On November 16, 1952, Holmes published an article in the New York Times about the Beat Generation.
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 Alibris: John Clellon Holmes
John Clellon Holmes reflects on the history of jazz in this classic novel.
Drafted two months before Jack Kerouac began "On The Road, Go" is the first and most accurate chronicle of the private lives lived by the Beats before they became public figures.
From the jazz scene of New York in 1945 to the state of contemporary fiction in 1986, the essays tell the story of one of America's most vibrant, troubled eras--the post-war years.
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 beatland AUTHOR : John Clellon Holmes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
John Clellon Holmes is an essayist, poet, and novelist; and was
Holmes had met Jack Kerouac at a party, and the two promis-
Holmes remained close friends with Kerouac until Kerouac's
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 John Clellon Holmes - The Info Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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John C Garraty - Historical Viewpoints Volume 1 To 1877 - 082810090x
The canonical beat generation authors met in New York: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, (in the 1940s) and later (in 1950) Gregory Corso.Columbia University, where Ginsberg and Kerouac had met as undergraduates, was its original locale.
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