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Beat Generation Books

You got: Allen Ginsberg

You’re one of the coolest, lovable, recognizable poets who ever lived. You’re solely responsible for fueling the fire of the beat generation. You’ll inspire young minds forever, and you’re truly an angel-headed hipster. “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”

You got: Charles Bukowski

Okay, so you’re not technically a “beat.” But your style displays a strong sense of immediacy and an alternative to popularized formal structure. You live on the edge, and your alternative lifestyle places you in the hearts of beat readers, academics and pretentious college students alike. Your stories are humorous, sad, and insightful. “Any asshole can chase a skirt, art takes discipline.”

You got: Jack Kerouac

You’re super chill and love being “On The Road.” You’re truly a free spirit and you’re one of the most powerful voices of the beats. You’re one of the most talented, observant, and hard working writers, and even that can’t stop you from fulfilling your spontaneity and wanderlust. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”

You got: Neal Cassady

You’re literally the greatest muse to have ever lived. You enjoy traveling, joking, loving, and entertaining the ones you love most. You’re one of the most dynamic beats of all, and you’ll go down as one of the most interesting characters literature has ever seen. “What’s your road, man? -holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It’s an anywhere road for anybody anyhow.”

You got: Carolyn Cassady

One of the most important influences and poets of the beat generation. You’re intelligent, indulgent, and have super highbrow taste. Most believe you are carefree, but your talent and decisiveness helped inspire some of the best literature of the 20th Century. “Napoleon was probably seven feet tall — everything is so distorted.”

You got: William S. Burroughs

You’re one of the most notorious, inspiring, punk rock authors ever to live. You’re a creative genius, and one of the best minds in your group of friends. You can experiment at a party, and with words, you literally set more trends than anyone. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

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You got: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

You’re a poet, playwright, publisher, and activist — is there anything you cannot accomplish? You’ve brought the world unforgettable poems and the famous City Lights Bookstore. “Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”

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