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Beat Versus Beatnik

March 3rd, 2021 · 25 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats

21st Century Beatniks versus Hieroglyphic Caricatures There’s long been a debate about the word “beatnik” — originally coined by a sensationalist San Francisco gossip columnist in 1958, playing on the Yiddish suffix “nik” and the first Russian satellite launched in September ’57 known as “Sputnik.”  Jack and Allen & company hated the word back in […]

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Beat Movie Guide

January 9th, 2013 · 28 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, Movies

Beat Movie Guide (dramatizations, not documentaries) With not one, not two, but three movies based on Jack Kerouac books coming out this year (2013) it makes sense to make sense of the world of cinematic dramatizations based on Beat works. Since real people are given different fictional names in every movie, for clarity I’ve stuck […]

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