fuck yeah beatniks
Beatniks were artists and writers who started a literature-based sociocultural movement in 1950s America. This Tumblr is all about them, their work, their inspirations, and those they inspired. I also include the evolution of faux beat culture into a 1950s pop trend as well as how the beatniks' influence continues today. I apologize for any reposts; it's difficult to remember what I have and have not shared.
Hunter never really liked Jack Kerouac’s On the Road — he thought the writing was kind of sloppy and romantic and oversentimental but he told me he thought Kerouac was a genius for two things: discovering Neal Cassady, whom Hunter thought was flat-out amazing, and using the literary construct of “looking for the lost dad I never had.”… The notion of a young son who never had a dad, looking for his biological father, appealed to Hunter a great deal. — Doug Brinkley on the connection between Hunter S. Thompson and Jack Kerouac
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