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2014-05-06 08:29:35

Over 50 years ago, the novel "On the Road" inspired young men to travel America. Today, literature and technology inspire young women to wander the world. PARIS, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city" (Roman Payne, "The Wanderess"). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140506/84593 This quote from Roman Payne's new novel "The Wanderess" is trending heavily on the...

2013-07-09 23:25:24

Alan Kaufman, author of Drunken Angel, leads a panel about the Beats with other notable Beat scholars. (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 The first time Alan Kaufman met Ginsberg, in the early ‘70s, the younger writer was an undergraduate at Queens College and heard that the poet would be reading at Columbia and rushed over to hear him. Later, Kaufman worked with Ginsberg throughout the ’90s, occasionally traveling with him to conferences abroad. In Kaufman’s memoir, Drunken Angel, he featured...

2011-06-20 17:08:00

NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulsating with the rhythms of jazz, frenetic sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, On the Road defined what it meant to be "beat" and captured the impulses of a liberated underground America. Based on Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends crossing the country in search of a new kind of experience and authenticity that they could not find in mainstream culture. It has become...

2010-05-05 13:07:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Compelling photography by 20th-century American poet Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) of himself and his fellow Beat generation writers--including William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, and Jack Kerouac?are presented in Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg. The exhibition exploring all facets of Allen Ginsberg's photography through 79 black-and-white portraits is now on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, through...

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2009-03-17 15:22:18

Jesse Eisenberg, Chris Evans and Ben Whishaw have been cast in Kill Your Darlings, representatives for the film about the U.S. Beat era said. John Krokidas and his former Yale roommate Austin Bunn penned the script, and Krokidas is slated to make his feature directorial debut on the movie about a slaying linked to the birth of the Beat Generation, said a release issued by the International House of Publicity. Whishaw will play Lucien Carr, the Columbia University undergraduate who brought...

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2008-12-10 11:24:04

New York City's Buildings Department has halted renovations on the hotel room where music icon Bob Dylan stayed and wrote songs in the 1970s. The New York Post said the new owners of the Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan were gutting Room 211, the space where Dylan penned his classic Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands, however, the renovation was blocked after the Buildings Department issued a stop-work order stating the hotel was doing work beyond what was specified in its permit. Among those to stay...

2008-12-02 07:25:00

ORO VALLEY, Ariz., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Schopenhauer International Literary Award recipient is Glynn E. Thompson for his novel "The Raving Eunuch Monks," a masterpiece of psychosocial insight. The award recognizes authors who give voice to the philosophical tenets of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860). The German philosopher was among the first to contend that the universe is an irrational place. Inspired by Plato and Immanuel Kant, Schopenhauer developed their philosophies...

2006-07-27 12:04:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. author Jack Kerouac's classic work "On the Road" will be published in its unedited original scroll version next year, New York publisher Viking Press said on Thursday. The story of Kerouac's alter-ego Sal Paradise traveling across America will be published in September next year -- 50 years after it was originally printed by Viking -- said Viking Publisher Paul Slovak. "It was an important part of American literary history," Slovak said. "This is really one...

2006-01-15 12:24:48

By Philipp Gollner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Beat Museum, a tribute to the literary generation that helped inspire the 1960s counterculture, has opened in the San Francisco neighborhood where the movement took off 50 years ago. At just 1,000 square feet, the museum brings together aging manuscripts, letters, artwork, posters and first editions in the North Beach neighborhood where writers such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg lived, socialized and gave poetry readings. A rare...

2005-08-05 03:32:00

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a tortuous trek, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" is coming to the big screen courtesy of Francis Ford Coppola and the Brazilian director of "The Motorcycle Diaries." Coppola's American Zoetrope production company has owned the film rights to the novel since 1979. According to Coppola, the novel has had many suitors over the years. "The book is inherently difficult to adapt to the screen, and we've never quite found the right combination...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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