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Brother-SoulsJohn Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation$
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Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604735796

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.001.0001

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Perfect Fools

Perfect Fools

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(p.216) Chapter 13 Perfect Fools
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Brother-Souls
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Ann Charters

Samuel Charters

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0013

When Go was finally published, it did not get the attention John Clellon Holmes had expected. On October 12, 1952, Go received its first long review courtesy of the New York Herald Tribune, although it was generally a negative one. The most significant, albeit also negative, review was written by Gilbert Milstein on November 9, 1952 for the New York Times. Titled “The ’Kick’ That Failed,” the article was a forerunner of the hostile media storm that hounded the writers of the Beat Generation. Meanwhile, Kerouac traveled to Mexico City and stayed at William Burroughs’ apartment. From there, he wrote Allen Ginsberg on May 17, 1952, informing him that he had just mailed the new “sketching” version of On the Road, now titled Visions of Cody, to their friend Carl Solomon, an editor at Ace Books. That June, Kerouac wrote to Holmes to discuss the jazz novels they each planned to write. Holmes continued to write and rewrite the first chapters of his sequel to Go, giving it the title Perfect Fools.

Keywords:   novels, Go, John Clellon Holmes, Gilbert Milstein, New York Times, Beat Generation, Allen Ginsberg, On the Road, Perfect Fools

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