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Kerouac/Ginsberg: The Letters

Allen Ginsberg & Jack Kerouac

‘Your isolation like mine is sad and frightful mainly the blind alleys of money and love but life is not over, and much to be written.’

Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg (1926 – 1997) was an American poet, activist and pioneer of the Beat Generation most famous for his collection Howl.

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Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (1922 – 1969) was an American novelist and poet who, along with Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, was one of the pioneers of the Beat Generation. His novels include Visions of Cody and On the Road.

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