Walk Three - THE MODERNS. KEROUAC, GINSBERG, BURROUGHS, JAZZ AND THE BEAT GENERATION.

To the restless of all nations, Paris has traditionally meant freedom – racial, political, sexual, pharmaceutical. In the ‘fifties and ‘sixties, as William Burroughs, in the left bank “Beat Hotel,” transformed literature with his ”cut-ups,”  African-Americans hung out with James Baldwin and Richard Wright at Café Tournon or danced to Boris Vian’s band in Juliette Greco’s club Le Tabou, while, in existentialist bookshop La Hune and Le Mistral (today’s Shakespeare and Company), Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg riffed on a culture fueled by north African hashish, the jazz of Miles Davis and the erotic novels of the Olympia Press.  

 

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