By David Creighton
Who have been the beats? no longer the sandle-clad "beatniks" of renowned lore yet committed writers, experimenters, skit improvisers, theorizers, hedonists, shut acquaintances, bisexual loose fanatics, shapers of the longer term. The beats frolicked at Columbia college and inexpensive occasions sq. cafeterias, devouring principles. David Creighton exhibits how the area has taken up their message. In Ecstasy of the Beats he offers a clean portrait of Carolyn Cassady, "Queen of the Beats," and of the 4 significant Beat writers.
Jack Kerouac’s On the Road gave a development of experience to stressed early life, Allen Ginsberg donned a prophet’s gown by way of writing Howl, William Burroughs warned opposed to regulate mechanisms in Naked Lunch, and Neal Cassady’s high-energy lifestyles made him an icon of freedom. vacationing extensively to work out the place they lived, Creighton enriches the that means of On the Road and different Beat classics. He invitations the reader at the Beats’ trip towards ever-deeper degrees of knowing and offers attention-grabbing perception into Kerouacs French-Canadian roots.