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Jack Kerouac - Beat Generation

about Jack Kerouac, his influence on the world, about beat generation, beatniks
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Máté Papp

on 30 March 2011

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Transcript of Jack Kerouac - Beat Generation

Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac
1922-1969 Meanwhile in the world..
- Mohandas Gandhi sentenced to 6 years in prison
- Joseph Stalin the General Secretary of the Communist Party, foundation of Soviet Union
-Highest temperature in recorded history is taken, 58°C in El Aziziyah, Lybia Few words about his early life:
-father left for drinking and gambling
-brother left for another world
-american football, university
-the Navy - serves for 8 days and the journey begins...
long trips across America with friends the 120 feet long paper and 3 weeks On the Road is ready in April 1951
the bible of the beat generation

"The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people, of all different nationalities, who came to the conclusion that society sucked.” going to go But what is the beat generation? Beatnik - Sputnik
-> far out of the mainstream society sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll gave a frame to peoples feeling "I'm not a beatnik, I'm a Catholic", showing the reporter a painting of Pope Paul VI and saying, "You know who painted that? Me." “My witness is the empty sky.” “I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion” “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!” At the year of death:
-a czech student burns himself to death as a protest against he communist resim
-the last Star Trek epsisod was screened on TV
-Renée Zellweger and DJ Tiesto borns Influences The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison
REM, Curt Cobain, Bono - U2 Easy Rider
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Thank you for your attention Máté Papp Feeding the machine: and have a nice day!
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