Who is Anton Rosenberg?
Anton Rosenberg is known as a forerunner to all of the pervasive modern culture. He was in fact cool or hip and was best known for actually doing nothing much.
Rosenberg was also a student of detachment and inaction and he was like the embodiment of the beat movement's ideal of a hipster and became the model as Julian Alexander in the Subterraneans (1958) by Julian Alexander.
He also was a painter and that he played the piano with Zoot Sims, Charlie Parker as well as other jazz figures in his time. Another thing is that he remained to be an obscure figure on the beat movement because he was able to find his calling early.
Kerouac had recognized Rosenberg at the time of his twenties as a man who is thin, quiet, unshaven and strange who has good looks and was considered to be an epitome of aesthetic that avoided enthusiasm and ambition. He adopted Ginsberg's title on his book, but later moved to San Francisco for him to avoid the risks of libel by the Greenwich Village regulars that populated the pages on some fictitious names. This is why Rosenberg became Julian Alexander who is a man that Kerouac called as "the angel of subterraneans".
Rosenberg also served a year in the Army and he likewise studied at the University of North Carolina. He spent a year in Paris after being discovered by Ginsberg to where he go to experience the Left Bank bohemian atmosphere of Cafe Flore as well as Cafe Les Deux Magots together with James Baldwin, Terry Southern as well as other figures that engage on the process of perfecting the attitudes and the inflections of cool.
In 1950, he went to New York. Later on he opened up a print shop in Greenwich Village and he later lived in a tenement called the Paradise Valley and then later on at an industrial loft which was a bad neighborhood before and later on became fashionable.
Drugs were actually the stable of the scene and in one occasion, Anton Rosenberg as well as his friends in San Remo bar had intercepted a shipment of the Hallucinogen peyote coming from Exotic Plant Co of Laredo in Texas and congregated in his loft in an all-night party and jazz jam session. Though marijuana was considered to be something common to hipsters, it was in fact the opiates which had set the subterraneans apart from the others. Rosenberg also became a heroin addict for most of his life and appeared in the book of William Burrough in Junke (1953).
Because his habits did not lead him to a productive life, he had married a schoolteacher who remained charmed by his ways in supporting his family while still continuing on playing music and painting.
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