The Beat Killer: A Biography of Beat Writer Lucien Carr and Riverside Park Murder
Series: Unofficial Biographies
, Book 5.
Published: November 15, 2012.
Lucien Carr is rarely, if ever, mentioned in the same breath as the more famous poets and authors of the Beat Generation such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, or William Burroughs. The Beats were known for views and work that was considered very radical in the 1940s, 1950s, and into the 1960s. For some, this work was shocking, for others it was freeing and inspired a new generation of writers.