THE BEAT GENERATION AND THE ANGRY YOUNG MEN (384 pp.)edited by Gene Feldman and Max GartenbergCitadel ($4.50).
"We gotta go and never stop going till
we get there."
"Where we going, man?"
"I don't know but we gotta go."
Jack Kerouac's On the Road
The idea of man in motion grips the two most talked-about literary movements of the late '50s. Britain's Angry Young Men fret about social mobility, the harsh grind of shifting class gears. The "go, go, go" men of the U.S. Beat Generation are caught in a frantic physical reverie of "a fast car,...