I’ve had beatniks on my mind, daddy-o. The ultimate beat era book was published in 1957: On The Road by Jack Kerouac.
It’s been republished many times over the years. Here’s a sampler, man:
The last cover features the real Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarity who were the author and Neal Cassady respectively. The latter became one of Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranskters when beatniks morphed into hippies, man. Cool, daddy-o.
The last word goes to King Crimson with a song about Neal and Jack, man: