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First Printing. Because they want passionately to believe in something and cannot find it, they create strange illusions to live by, and they are driven by a craving for excess. Their long nights involve liquor and marijuana, with the beat of bebop in the background, and they drift close to the fringes of the underworld. But these young people are neither callous nor criminal. They have talent, they seek belief; and they want to love.

On page 36, the character Pasternak, representing Kerouac, is quoted as saying: "You know, everyone I know is kind of furtive, kind of beat. They all go along the street like they were guilty of something, but didn't believe in guilt. I can spot them immediately! And it's happening all over the country, to everyone; a sort of revolution of the soul, I guess you'd call it!

Holmes was known as the "Quiet Beat," his work here is that of a careful observer, not as innovative as that which those depicted would famously produce, but a pioneering precursor of it.

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The novel that launched the beat generation's literary legacy describes the world of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady. In lucid fictional prose designed to capture the events, emptions and essence of his experience, Holmes describes an individualistic post-World II New York where crime is celebrated, writing is revered, and parties, booze, discussions, drugs and sex punctuate life. John Clellon Holmes was an essayist, poet, and novelist; and was a "sometime member" of the Beat Generation. He published GO in ; The Horn, a novel about jazz, would follow in , and Get Home Free, depicting the later fate of two characters from Go, would appear in For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. By signing up, I confirm that I'm over View all newsletter.

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First Printing. Because they want passionately to believe in something and cannot find it, they create strange illusions to live by, and they are driven by a craving for excess. Their long nights involve liquor and marijuana, with the beat of bebop in the background, and they drift close to the fringes of the underworld. But these young people are neither callous nor criminal. They have talent, they seek belief; and they want to love.

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