PYMCA Photographer & Writer Jacqueline Soares intellectually hits the road with her research and inspiration on the incredibly influential Beat Generation.
“Im glad you are interested in something that happened years ago, but it’s more appreciated now. When I met Johnny Raf, the father of Bossa Nova in Sao Paulo, he told me that a saint is never appreciated in his time and country. Today Bossa Nova is known everywhere, just like Jack Kerouac’s writing.” (David Amram, 2014)
This interview conceded by David Amram is part of my project as Final Year student at Senac in Brazil. The title of this project is ‘How Kerouac’s On the Road Influenced My Own Generation’. The goal of this project is to make a comparison between The Beat Generation and my own generation, the contemporary youth. I conducted many interviews with members of the Beat Generation, their families and friends, and experts to develop this project.
This extract of David Amram’s interview made me reflect about the importance of the Beat Generation beyond time and space.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to revive those days of Beat Generation not even hit the same roads of Jack Kerouac, because we are living in a different context and historic moment. But it’s possible to appreciate these ‘saints’ in a different moment in time.