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The Truth Behind David Kammerer’s Murder

It was because of Lucien Carr that Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs met and became friends. It was also because of Carr that Kerouac and Burroughs became material witnesses in a bizarre murder case. (Kill Your Darlings (2013)) In 1944, Allen Ginsberg met Lucien Carr at Columbia University. Carr was friends with…

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The Beat Generation in New York

In the mid 1940s, a group of writers came together in New York City. Hanging around Times Square, writing about drugs, homosexuality and alternative forms of spirituality, these artists pushed the limits of what was socially acceptable in the conformist 40s and 50s. They were the friends, inspirations and muses to great writers like Jack…

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