Beat Generation

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Who is your beat poet? I've always identified with Kerouac "On the Road" defined alot of my transition to adulthood

also is there any comparable "brat pack" comparable to the beats in the modern day?

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Illusionz
Illusionz

Is there an actual good example of beat generation....?

Tried reading on the road. It's one of the blandest, most pointless, boringest piece of shits my eyes has ever shit all over.

Like....extremely boring plot, semi-dead characters. But...I kind of figured the saving grace is it might be told in an interesting voice or beat generation language or something, but now. He throws in a, "You dig?" like every 6 pages, but seeing how the rest of the prose is so bland and boring, it seems out of place and forced.

Lunatick
Lunatick

also is there any comparable "brat pack" comparable to the beats in the modern day?
There's DFW and his New Sincerity pals. And Bret Easton Ellis was part of some literary brat pack. I forget what it's called but it's on his Wikipedia page if you're that interested.

takes2long
takes2long

on the road is a great book imo, but i understand that you are of an ascended level of intelligence so nothing can ever just be "not to my taste" it has to be "the bmost pointless" and the "blandest thing I've ever read. maybe read howl, since it isn't as well known and there's less of a chance your 14 year old hipster brain will shit on it

likme
likme

Would Burroughs have been a better writer if he wasn't on acid 24/7 or did the drugs help him?

Emberfire
Emberfire

On the Road sucks major cock, user. Might as well kys.

WebTool
WebTool

let me guess, it's also the only book you ever read?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

It's called Brat Pack kek

eGremlin
eGremlin

For me, it’s the chicken mcnugget.

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JunkTop
JunkTop

Skiddily beat bop boo, mon ami.

King_Martha
King_Martha

and if it was his only book? so what? it has enough value in it that it can put his life in a fine direction,

I bet everything that you have read is a laughing stock compared to "On The Road", with that I don't mean the books itself but your interpretation of them

cum2soon
cum2soon

Stingily beat sad bing...

that cut deep.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Even though he isn't really a beat poet (though he is contemporaneous with the beats), I'm fond of Frank O'Hara.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Burroughs was on heroin.

Emberfire
Emberfire

not understanding my post

holy fuck you really have limited comprehension

Evilember
Evilember

maybe if he wasn't a pedo

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

I'm sorry for being so limited. Please make me like you.

JunkTop
JunkTop

nice comeback

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

I know, I know. Were you in my situation, you would have thought of a better one. I know that now. I'm going to go chop my testicles off and cry.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Who is your beat poet? I've always identified with Kerouac "On the Road" defined alot of my transition to adulthood

Kerouac for me too. I always liked that he was a merchant seaman and railroad brakeman to make ends meet before becoming a full time writer and drunk. It seemed more interesting than the usual teaching job most writers get stuck in.

But Burroughs snuff porn made me fap a lot and I never did heroin but snorting oxies was fun for a while (till I sold my computer in the middle of the school year and realized things were getting out of hand)

FastChef
FastChef

Also K was a mama's boy.

Nojokur
Nojokur

he doesnt live his mama

Soft_member
Soft_member

bump