John Clellon Holmes

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Birthday
12, 1926
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Mar 30, 1988 (62)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1926
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Mar 30, 1988 (62)

About

An American author, teacher and poet of the Beat generation, he is best known for novels such as Go (1952) and The Horn (1958). The latter work is widely considered the most important piece of beatnik jazz fiction.

Before Fame

During his younger years, he befriended several renowned Beat Generation figures, including Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady. He published his famous debut novel, Go, in the early 1950s.

Trivia

He taught at the University of Arkansas and lectured at Brown and Yale.

Family Life

His family lived in Holyoke, Massachusetts at the time of his birth. He died of cancer in Connecticut.

Associated With

He and fellow Beat author, Jack Kerouac, were close friends.