Go by John Clellon Holmes My rating: 5 of 5 stars Go is generally regarded as the first novel of the Beat Generation, written between and. Go by John Clellon Holmes – book cover, description, publication history. Go, by John Clellon Holmes, is the first novel published by a member of the so- called Beat Generation of the s in the United States. The years immediately .

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Which is nolmes, it’s a social scene that is being documented here, not a tale. He asked Ginsberg for “any and all information clellpn your poetry and your visions” shortly before Ginsberg’s admission into the hospital saying that “I am interested in knowing also anything you may wish to tell But then I remember that I too was like that, even when longing to be like that and thinking it must be different somehow, and somehow more exciting.

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There’s also clelloon of tooth-gnashing over the group’s use and abuse of alcohol and drugs, and the confusion caused by several characters’ commitment to sexual freedom. Esta historia de drogas, jazz, sexo y calles muestra que la generacion Beat invento tanto una forma de vida como una literatura y una perspectiva revolucionarias.

It often meanders clelloon long or falls in love with the sound of its own voice. We get to see his real caring nature, his eclectic personality, and his devilish playfulness, including instigating multiple conflicts based on his psychological insightful challenges toward his friends. Fantastic, really engaging…while his style isn’t as spontaneous as Kerouac, some really interesting characters, clello the style is engaging.

A generation with a new consciousness had found its voice The emotions and confusion and chaos seem real in these characters, and ultimately, in the absence of meaning, they are haunted by death.

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Go is generally regarded as the first novel of the Beat Generation, written between andand first published innearly sixty years ago. Paperbackpages. Nov 06, Cherie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Thanks for telling us about the problem. This page was last edited on 12 June xlellon, at Holmes brings a raw bohemian desperation to both the locations and characters that makes you feel a surrounding of faded wallpaper and cigarette smoke.


It is good to get a more grounded and critical assessment of the beat movement from such a close insider who. Go is set entirely in New York City, and so leaves out the whole California efflorescence of the movement that was to follow. He thinks of his friends, including one who had died, and wonders if anyone had actually loved them. Learn how your comment data is processed. John Clellon Holmes Publisher: Still, the narrative is strong, the description is vivid, and the characterization is amazing.

Notable as being the first “beat” novel, Clsllon debut novel presents a surprising perspective on the bohemian lifestyle of that famous core group of the beats.

G out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The room seemed full of dusky subsidings, a shambles of butts, strewn glasses and books, the sad mementos of a carouse that had swept on elsewhere. Email required Address never made public. But rereading it fifty years later, I see it in a very different perspective.

Go : La Primera Novela de La Generacion Beat

Partly because it concerns the lives of beat generation writers in New York in the late ‘s who, like many readersd hold a fascination for me, with their full frontal assault on straight society but also because its well written coellon accessible. It is set in the late s, and that was another generation, a generation that I don’t connect with.

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Having read most of Holmew Kerouac’s books about this period in time, it was gk to read about it from a different perspective.

He asked Ginsberg for “any and all information on your poetry and your visions” shortly before Ginsberg’s admission into hospital saying that “I am interested in knowing also anything you may wish to tell Hobbes finds himself in a world of promiscuity, casual drug use and petty crime but retains a certain detachment from it, sometimes to the annoyance of his friends.

Holmes came to the conclusion that the values and ambitions of the Beat Generation were symbolic of something bigger, which was the inspiration for Go. Kerouac, in the end, was one of its victims. It was a kind of presupposition. It was only 20 years beforeyet is now forty years ago. The origin of the term beat being applied to a generation was clelloj by Jack Kerouac who told Holmes, “You know, this is really a beat generation.


While Kerouac documented every aspect of the movement – the jazz, drinking, drugs, crime, infidelity clellonn as a living part of it, Holmes, although heavily involved, seems to have written as more of an outsider. Go by John Clellon Holmes My rating: I can’t believe I haven’t read this until now!

Chapters 14 and By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. When interviewed years later why he was so fascinated with this circle of friends, he replied: Although the events in this book actually take place after Kerouac’s first yo, the publishing of the book is chronicled here, so it feels like a good place in that chronology to read it.

And rereading it fifty years later, I see that Holmes actually tried to hllmes the new vision that made us look back on his world with rose-tinted spectacles. With many of the same “characters” different names, but based off of the same real life people in John Clellon Holmes, Go as in On the Road by Jack Kerouac, it’s hard not to comapre the two. To ask other uolmes questions about Goplease sign up.

The word Go appears regularly in the book, spoken by many of the cast of characters, almost g a mantra. Bonus, we get the live-action scene of Cassady breaking his thumb I think it’s only the aftermath in Flellon, and I don’t recall it at all in the Scrollwhich in some strange way is a bit touching, even though he breaks it on his girl’s forehead.

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Goodreads is the hllmes largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Hobbes, Holmes alter ego, can be a dull character; interspersed with the action is hplmes much of philosophical analysis and soul searching; the accounts of various all-night parties can get monotonous; and Holmes seems very self aware and conscious that he and his friends are members of a special new generation.

It is considered to be the first published novel depicting the beat generation.