Objects & Places from The Portable Beat Reader

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New York Cityappears in Parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and Appendix

This city is where the Beat Generation first starts with the meeting of major figures such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, and William S. Burroughs.

Columiba Universityappears in Part 1

Both Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg attend college here in the early 1940s and the two meet for the first time.

San Franciscoappears in Parts 1, 3, 5, and 6

This is the second most important city for the Beats. It is where The Six Gallery reading takes place.

City Lights Bookstoreappears in Part 3

This place is founded by Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco.

Denverappears in Parts 1 and 2

This place is the boyhood home of Neal Cassady and a common destination for Beats as they travel across the country as mentioned by Allen Ginsberg in Howl.

Mexico Cityappears in Part 1

This is where Jack Kerouac and...

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