The Portable Beat Reader Character Descriptions

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Neal Cassadyappears in Parts 1, 2, and 5

This is the most important of all the Beats because he is the inspiration for so many of the famous Beat works of literature. This individual is the basis for Dean Moriarty in On the Road.

Jack Kerouacappears in Parts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and Appendix

This author is the best known chronicler of the Beat Generation, primarily in his book On the Road.

Allen Ginsbergappears in Parts 1, 3, 4, 6, and Appendix

This important poet of the Beat Generation is primarily known for his poem Howl.

William S. Burroughs

This beat author and poet is known for his most famous work Naked Lunch using his cut-up method to rearrange words into new sentences.

Gregory Corsoappears in Parts 1 and 6

This is a major Beat poet who is also the basis for the romantic rival in the novel The Subterraneans.

Gary Snyderappears in Parts 3 and 6

This major poet emerged out of...

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