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    DescriptionThe novel that launched the beat generation's literary legacy describes the world of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Neil Cassady. Drafted two months before Jack Kerouac began On The Road, Go is the first and most accurate chronicle of the private lives lived by the Beats before they became public figures. In honest, lucid fictional prose designed to capture the events, emotions, and essence of his experience among the Beats, Holmes describes an individualistic postWorld War II New York where crime is celebrated, writing is revered, and parties, booze, discussions, drugs, and sex punctuate life. The most tentative and conservative of the Beats, Holmes's intelligent and sensitive voice also details the pressures and regrets that his lifestyle gave birth to. With portraits of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neil Cassady, William Burroughs, this first novel about the Beat Generation gives us a peek into what it meant to be a Beat before the term had ever been used. "...still one of the best novels about the Beat Generation ...brilliant and important. "The Los Angeles Free Press " I want to write to you about ...your book. You did the honest thing, the big thing, the good thing. "Jack Kerouac "Go signaled the start of something new in American literature. A generation with a new consciousness had found its voice..."Ann Charters


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    Title
    Go
    Subtitle
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Clellon Holmes, Afterword by Seymour Krim, Afterword by Ann Charters
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781560254249
    ISBN 10: 1560254246
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3558.O35
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.2.2.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3558.O3594 G6 1997
    Thema V1.0: FBA, DSB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Thunder's Mouth Press
    Imprint name
    Thunder's Mouth Press
    Publication date
    04 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York