According to a theory, the title figure of what classic tale is said to be based on Nicholas of Cologne who supposedly lured away children for the Children's Crusade? Rome The book is about the computer modeling of unchecked economic and population growth with finite resource supplies.
Kerouac allows that it was Huncke, a street hustler, who originally used the phrase "beat", in an earlier discussion with him. The adjective "beat" could colloquially mean "tired" or "beaten down" within the African-American community of the period and had developed out of the image "beat to his socks",    but Kerouac appropriated the image and altered the meaning to include the connotations "upbeat", "beatific", and the musical association of being "on the beat", and "the Beat to keep" from the Beat Generation poem.
Kerouac attended Columbia on a football scholarship. Yeatsto counteract what they perceived as their teachers' conservative, formalistic literary ideals. He was soon addicted to opiates.
Burroughs' guide to the criminal underworld centered in particular around New York's Times Square was Huncke, a small-time criminal and drug-addict. The Beats were drawn to Huncke, who later started to write himself, convinced that he possessed a vital worldly knowledge unavailable to them from their largely middle-class upbringings.
The police attempted to stop Ginsberg while he was driving with Huncke, his car filled with stolen items that Huncke planned to fence.
Ginsberg crashed the car while trying to flee and escaped on foot, but left incriminating notebooks behind.
He was given the option to plead insanity to avoid a jail term, and was committed for 90 days to Bellevue Hospitalwhere he met Carl Solomon. A fan of Antonin Artaudhe indulged in self-consciously "crazy" behavior, like throwing potato salad at a college lecturer on Dadaism.
Solomon was given shock treatments at Bellevue; this became one of the main themes of Ginsberg's "Howl", which was dedicated to Solomon. Solomon later became the publishing contact who agreed to publish Burroughs' first novel Junky in Folksongs, readings and discussions often took place in Washington Square Park.
He fell in love with Peter Orlovsky at the end of and began writing Howl. Lawrence Ferlinghetti Kenneth Rexroth 's apartment became a Friday night literary salon Ginsberg's mentor William Carlos Williamsan old friend of Rexroth, had given him an introductory letter.
When asked by Wally Hedrick  to organize the Six Gallery readingGinsberg wanted Rexroth to serve as master of ceremonies, in a sense to bridge generations. Lamantia read poems of his late friend John Hoffman. At his first public reading Ginsberg performed the just finished first part of Howl.
It was a success and the evening led to many more readings by the now locally famous Six Gallery poets. Kerouac was impressed with Snyder and they were close for a number of years. In the spring of they lived together in Snyder's Mill Valley cabin. Most Beats were urbanites and they found Snyder almost exotic, with his rural background and wilderness experience, as well as his education in cultural anthropology and Oriental languages.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti called him "the Thoreau of the Beat Generation. He would spend most of the next 10 years there.
Buddhism is one of the primary subjects of The Dharma Bums, and the book undoubtedly helped to popularize Buddhism in the West and remains one of Kerouac's most widely read books.
Gary Snyder studied anthropology there, Philip Whalen attended Reed, and Allen Ginsberg held multiple readings on the campus around and Carr had befriended Ginsberg and introduced him to Kammerer and Burroughs.Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, to give her all her names, although she rarely used the second, was born on the 14th July, , at Washington Hall, Co.
Durham, the residence of her grandfather, Isaac Lowthian Bell, F.R.S., afterwards Sir Lowthian Bell, Bart.
I have a question. Can a computer write poetry? This is a provocative question. You think about it for a minute, and you suddenly have a bunch of other questions like: What is a computer? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, and critic who was considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.
He is especially known for the drama Faust, considered by some to be Germany’s most significant contribution to world literature. These are some of the many databases available to you as a member of Middletown Thrall Library: Artemis (now Gale Literary Sources) Searches the following databases (described below): Literature Criticism Online, Literature for Students, Literature Resource Center, and Something about the Author.
Gertrude Stein was born in in Pennsylvania and spent much of her childhood in Oakland, California.
While she was enrolled at Radcliffe College, Stein studied psychology, an experience that would have an impact on . Here is a collection of the all-time best famous Gertrude Stein poems. This is a select list of the best famous Gertrude Stein poetry.
Reading, writing, and enjoying famous Gertrude Stein poetry (as well as classical and contemporary poems) is a .