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A fun, but also sad, narrative of the aging giants of the beat literary movement.Published 10 months ago by Blue Heron
I bought this book before I attended Naropa's Summer Writing Program in 2013 because I wanted to learn more about the university's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Aimee Voelz
The only student at the Kerouac school for Poets...Wow! I'm envious...This book is rich with personal anecdotes and inside glimpses of Ginsberg, Burroughs, Corso and other Beat... Read morePublished 22 months ago by yoelarry
Not quite a tell-all, but more intimate than expected, this "student" was involved in the inner circle of the poets who gathered around Allen Ginsburg at Naropa in the beginning... Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Bruce Maxson
Anyone lucky enough to have spent intimate time with the founders of the Beat Movement could publish an interesting book about it, but Kashner is an extremely good writer and... Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by César Chávez
When I first saw this book, I had no interest in reading it. I figured, here's another person getting published on the coattails of the Beats. Read morePublished on June 5, 2011 by Publicagent
How many of us felt a cosmic bond to the "beats" and their rebellion, their mysterious charm and their jaded lives!? Read morePublished on March 23, 2009 by D. Hudgins
This book really goes beyond what we really need to know. It is fun to read.Published on September 23, 2008 by Laura Lynn
WHEN I WAS COOL: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School. A Memoir by Sam Kashner.
A memoir of a then skinny, naive teenage boy, from a liberal, fairly well-off Jewish... Read more