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Herbert Huncke : The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation

By: Holladay, Hilary.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : Schaffner Press, Inc., 2015Description: 1 online resource (361 p.).ISBN: 9781936182831.Subject(s): Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Beat generation -- Biography | Drug addicts -- United States -- Biography | Huncke, Herbert -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Herbert Huncke : The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired Jack Kerouac and the Beat GenerationDDC classification: 808.10923489 Online resources:
Contents:
Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Half Title -- Prologue: Beat Beginnings -- Chapter 1: Cowboy Blood -- Chapter 2: Trouble in Chicago -- Chapter 3: Night People -- Chapter 4: Hipster in the Making -- Chapter 5: Tinsel and Tawdriness -- Chapter 6: Meet the Beats -- Chapter 7: Allen's Opera -- Chapter 8: Judgment Days -- Chapter 9: One Hell of a Situation -- Chapter 10: New Friends, Old Habits -- Chapter 11: Peaks and Valleys -- Chapter 12: A Whiff of Fame -- Chapter 13: Lights, Camera, Heartbreak -- Chapter 14: Mrs. Huncke's Little Boy -- Afterword
Acknowledgments -- Endnotes -- Index -- About the Author
Summary: Often overlooked as a minor player on the fringes of the Beat Generation and largely dismissed by others as a scam artist, junkie, and hustler, Herbert Huncke was in fact a significant writer who served as a mentor and inspiration to such legendary figures as Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac. In this biography, author Hilary Holladay has given this unsung poet of the streets his due, both in terms of his own literary merit and the major role he played in influencing the Beats and many others. Detailing Huncke's colorful life-from his childhood on a Wyoming rancher's household and his family's move to Chicago to his rebellion as a 12-year-old runaway and his subsequent run-ins with the law-Holladay traces his journeys that subsequently took him to Manhattan, where he became a guide to the city's underbelly for those impressionable adventurers seeking the pulse of the city's palpitating literary, artistic, and musical heart. Nominated for a Lambda Literary Prize when first published, this work establishes Herbert Huncke in the pantheon of the writers of his generation. With revised endnotes and a new index, the book confirms Huncke's creative influence from the late 1940s to his death in 1996.
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Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Half Title -- Prologue: Beat Beginnings -- Chapter 1: Cowboy Blood -- Chapter 2: Trouble in Chicago -- Chapter 3: Night People -- Chapter 4: Hipster in the Making -- Chapter 5: Tinsel and Tawdriness -- Chapter 6: Meet the Beats -- Chapter 7: Allen's Opera -- Chapter 8: Judgment Days -- Chapter 9: One Hell of a Situation -- Chapter 10: New Friends, Old Habits -- Chapter 11: Peaks and Valleys -- Chapter 12: A Whiff of Fame -- Chapter 13: Lights, Camera, Heartbreak -- Chapter 14: Mrs. Huncke's Little Boy -- Afterword

Acknowledgments -- Endnotes -- Index -- About the Author

Often overlooked as a minor player on the fringes of the Beat Generation and largely dismissed by others as a scam artist, junkie, and hustler, Herbert Huncke was in fact a significant writer who served as a mentor and inspiration to such legendary figures as Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac. In this biography, author Hilary Holladay has given this unsung poet of the streets his due, both in terms of his own literary merit and the major role he played in influencing the Beats and many others. Detailing Huncke's colorful life-from his childhood on a Wyoming rancher's household and his family's move to Chicago to his rebellion as a 12-year-old runaway and his subsequent run-ins with the law-Holladay traces his journeys that subsequently took him to Manhattan, where he became a guide to the city's underbelly for those impressionable adventurers seeking the pulse of the city's palpitating literary, artistic, and musical heart. Nominated for a Lambda Literary Prize when first published, this work establishes Herbert Huncke in the pantheon of the writers of his generation. With revised endnotes and a new index, the book confirms Huncke's creative influence from the late 1940s to his death in 1996.

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Hilary Holladay is a scholar of American literature and the coeditor of What's Your Road, Man?: Critical Essays on Jack Kerouac's On the Road and the author of Wild Blessings: The Poetry of Lucille Clifton. She has taught at James Madison University and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, where she was founding director of the Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for American Studies. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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