Holmes, John Clellon, 1926-1988

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Birth 1926-03-12
Death 1988-03-30
Americans
English

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From the description of Reminiscences of John Clellon Holmes : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309740414

American writer and educator John Clellon Holmes (1926-1988), author of novels, short stories, essays, and poems, was best known as a chronicler of the ideology and lifestyle of the "Beat generation writers."

Holmes's semi-autobiographical novel Go, published by Scribner in 1952 and later in England as The Beat Boys , is considered to be the first published novel depicting the Beat generation.

Shirley Allen Holmes married on September 9, 1953. She was his second wife.

"John Clellon Holmes." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioR (accessed April 2013).

From the guide to the John Clellon Holmes letter to Shirley Holmes, 1967 June 19, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

American writer and educator John Clellon Holmes, author of novels, short stories, essays, and poems, was best known as a chronicler of the ideology and lifestyle of the "Beat generation writers."

Holmes's semi-autobiographical novel Go, published by Scribner in 1952 and later in England as The Beat Boys , is considered to be the first published novel depicting the Beat generation.

Born March 12, 1926, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Holmes died on March 30, 1988, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Richard N. Douglass is a poet from Northampton, Massachusetts.

Previously Douglass has had one poem, "Charlie One Eye," published in The Brook Alumni Magazine (SUNY-Stony Brook).

On February 7, 2011, Douglass wrote in a letter to Philip Ciapponi of Chloe's Books, "I consider myself, the unknown, unpublished Beat, carrying on their tradition. I still dribble on paper and might start sending out again. At 62, I just want peace and quiet."

Elizabeth Van Vogt, the sister of John Clellon Holmes, has written several novels and a memoir about the Beats, Jack Kerouac at 681 Lexington Avenue , which was published by Beat Scene Press in 2007.

"John Clellon Holmes." Contemporary Authors Online. (reproduced in Gale Biography In Context). http://ic.galegroup.com (accessed August 2011). Information regarding Richard Douglass was derived from the letters. Elizabeth Van Vogt. Jack Kerouac at 681 Lexington Avenue. Beat Scene Press Books. http://bescomy.com/books-published-by/beat-scene-press (accessed August 2011). Information regarding Elizabeth Van Vogt was derived from her letter.

From the guide to the John Clellon Holmes letters to Richard Douglass, 1976-2011, 1976-1977, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

American writer and educator John Clellon Holmes, author of novels, short stories, essays, and poems, was best known as a chronicler of the ideology and lifestyle of the "Beat generation writers."

Holmes's semi-autobiographical novel Go, published by Scribner in 1952 and later in England as The Beat Boys , is considered to be the first published novel depicting the Beat generation.

Born March 12, 1926, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Holmes died on March 30, 1988, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Shirley Allen married Holmes on September 9, 1953. She was his second wife.

Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioR (accessed April 2010).

From the guide to the John Clellon Holmes letter to Shirley Allen, 1953 June 23, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Beat generation in literature
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Depressions--1929
  • Writers' Conferences--20th century--Correspondence
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • American literature--20th century
  • Bohemianism
  • Authors--Interviews
  • Novelists, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Poetics--20th century--Correspondence
  • Beat generation--20th century--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Poets
  • Authors

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Saint Louis (Mo.) (as recorded)