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  beat generation - Encyclopedia.com
The Beat Generation and the Birth of Counter-Culture
Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists, and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution.
Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and actor-on-the-beat Johnny Depp in a conversation that spans the nation and the generations....
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 This Is The Beat Generation
A man is beat whenever he goes for broke and wagers the sum of his resources on a single number; and the young generation has done that continually from early youth.
But it is also the first generation in several centuries for which the act of faith has been an obsessive problem, quite aside from the reasons for having a particular faith or not having it.
But a beat generation, driven by a desparate craving for belief and as yet unable to accept the moderations which are offered it, is quite another matter.
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  Beat Generation
In the late 1940s a Beat Generation was more-or-less centered in New York and San Francisco, where it was rooted in Greenwich Village, North Beach, and fringes of university neighborhoods across the country.
The Beat Generation vortex had its beginnings in the latitudes and longitudes of a culture that had just experienced the plight of the depression, the blight of World War II and the detonation of the atomic bomb.
Also, since the "Beat Generation" had so much direct influence on rock-musicians (the spelling of the name "Beatles" is a sign of this), they had a hand in fostering the image of the rebellious rock-star.
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  Science Fair Projects - Beat generation
The term beat generation was introduced by Jack Kerouac in approximately 1948 to describe his social circle to the novelist John Clellon Holmes (who published an early novel about the beat generation, titled Go, in 1952, along with a manifesto of sorts in the New York Times Magazine: "This is the beat generation").
The members of the beat generation were new bohemian libertines, who engaged in a spontaneous, sometimes messy, creativity.
Beats In Kansas: The Beat Generation in the Heartland
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  Beatnik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This was an era of intense anti-communist sentiment in the US, and it was apparently Caen's intent to portray the 'beats' of the beat generation in a rather negative light by his new turn of phrase.
Despite the attempts of several mainstream authors such as Caen to imply a connection with communism, there was no direct connection between the beatnik philosophy (as expressed by the leading authors of this literary movement) and the philosophy of the communist movement, other than the antipathy that both philosophies shared towards materialism and capitalism.
The general beat stereotype also owed something to some of the popular film actors emerging during the early and mid 1950s (for instance, Marlon Brando and James Dean) who had youthful, adventurous, "rebel" images.
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 glbtq >> literature >> Beat Generation
Yet the Beats represented a struggle to accept the facts of experience and identity, and to convey them in literature, which considerably broadened the universe of public discourse in the post-World War II era.
Although largely invisible to the general public, a large body of twentieth-century gay male literature by American authors was published prior to Stonewall, some of it positive but most of it tinged with misery or bleakness as the price of being published and disseminated.
Birth of the Beat Generation: Visionaries, Rebels and Hipsters, 1944-1960.
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 Beat Generation
The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people, of all different nationalities, who came to the conclusion that society sucked.
The term 'beat generation' was introduced by Jack Kerouac sometime around 1948 to describe his social circle.
The Beat Generation rejected the prevailing academic attitude to poetry, feeling that poetry should be brought to the people.
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 Books by the Beat Generation by Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD
Initiated by two disaffected students at Columbia University in the late 1940s and named the Beat Generation by its leader, Jack Kerouac, this movement has had a profound effect on American culture, spawning, among other things, hippies in the 1960s and the "Me Decade" of the 1970s (as christened by Tom Wolfe).
The Beat Generation was the first generation in American history to be subjected to peacetime military conscription.
It was also the first generation of young adults who had to confront the stark reality that two powerful nation-states, which might wind up fighting each other, possessed nuclear weapons in sufficient quantity to possibly destroy the world.
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One way of understanding why the Beat Generation was considered radical, as well as measuring its impact on later writers, is to compare the literary establishment of the 1950s, especially as it involved poetry, with that of the 1960s to see how it had changed.
The Beats in general were a large influence on members of the new "counterculture", for example, in the case of Bob Dylan who became a close friend of Allen Ginsberg.
Beat associates such as Rexroth, Ferlinghetti, and Ron Padgett were responsible for translating a lot of the poetry from French and introducing it to English-speaking audiences.
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 Beat generation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The adjective "beat" (introduced to the group by Herbert Huncke) had the connotations of "tired" or "down and out", but Kerouac added the paradoxical connotations of "upbeat", "beatific", and the musical association of being "on the beat".
The Beats in general were a large influence on members of the new "counterculture", for example, in the case of Bob Dylan who became a close friend of Allen Ginsberg.
Beats In Kansas: The Beat Generation in the Heartland
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 Beatnik Writers, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs
Founders of this Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, not only started a new style of American literature but ignited the rebellion against social conformity in the 1950's through their poems of social and political criticism.
According to Kerouac, the word "beat" had various definitions and connotations for the writers such as despair over the beaten state of the individual in mass society and belief in the beatitude, or blessedness, of the natural world and in the powers of the beat of jazz music and poetry.
Beat poets would hold poetry readings at local cafes, coffee houses or art galleries where they would read their latest revelations to other members of the beat circle.
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 Beat generation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term beat generation was introduced by Jack Kerouac in approximately 1948 to describe his social circle to the novelist John Clellon Holmes (who published an early novel about the beat generation, titled Go, in 1952, along with a manifesto of sorts in the New York Times Magazine: "This is the beat generation").
A number of the beats were enthralled with Cassady — Ginsberg had an affair with him; and Kerouac's road trips with him in the late 40s became a focus of his second novel, On the Road.
The Beats in general were a large influence on members of the new "counterculture", for example, in the case of Bob Dylan who became good friends with Allen Ginsberg.
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 Ingrid Kerkhoff, The Beat Generation
"Beat Generation" is a term referring to a heterogeneous mix of young people, artists and intellectuals of the 1950s (and later) whose unconventional work and lifestyle reflected profound disaffection with contemporary society.
Members of the Beat Generation, responded to the conformist materialism of the period by adopting lifestyles derived from Henry David Thoreau's social disobedience and Walt Whitman's poetry of the open road.
The beat women were a transitional generation, pointing the way to the path women would pursue in the next decades.
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 Beat Writers, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs
The discovery of the word 'beat' was essential to the formation of a sense of self definition among the earliest writers making up the cluster that would later call itself members of a 'Beat Generation'.
The word 'beat' was primarily in use after World War II by jazz musicians and hustlers as a slang term meaning down and out, or poor and exhausted.
The term 'Beat Generation' was coined by Kerouac in a conversation with John Clellon Holmes
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 The Beat Generation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is the Danish pathway to the Beat Generation that would seem to be having a renaissance - or perhaps a resurrection in the 1990s.
The reason why the Beats, who are also known as the beatniks, The Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance, are having such a renaissance, is in no small way down to the opportunities offered by the electronic media on the electronic road or "information superhighway" known as the worldwide web.
The beats have possibly been neglected somewhat by teachers - hence their lack of presence in the majority of anthologies - but never by students, who have maintained a steady interest in the ideas and structures put forward in the literature and art.
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 Read about Beat generation at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Beat generation and learn about Beat generation here!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A number of the beats were enthralled with Cassady — Kerouac's road trips with him in the late 40s became a focus of his second novel, On the Road; and Ginsberg had an affair with him.
There were many influences on the beat generation writers: Blake was a large intellectual influence on Allen Ginsberg and there are striking echoes of
Marcel Proust's work was read by many of the beats, and may have inspired Kerouac in his grand scheme for a multi-volume autobiographical work.
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 Culture Crash: Beat Generation
At 80 years old Burroughs remains the Beat Generation's mystery man; his mind is still razor sharp and his wit bites like a Doberman.
The Beats seemed the lunatic fringe in the America of the 50s, but today their ideas are pervasive.
The generation coming of age in the 90s has the potential to bring a new vision to society.
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 Biographies of Beat Generation authors; links to books for sale & further information
John Clellon Holmes wrote the first Beat novel, "Go." His "This is the Beat Generation" appeared in Time Magazine on November 16, 1952, and was the first attempt at defining the new attitude that Holmes saw in the group around him.
In a conversation with Holmes, Kerouac coined the term "Beat Generation" in a an attempt to explain the weariness with conventions of traditional society that he saw in the current generation.
Though first associated with the Beat Generation in New York in the 1950s and 1960s, Ted was also a jazz poet & musician, and a Surrealist poet & artist (having been proclaimed the only African-American Surrealist by Andre Breton).
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 glbtq >> Special Features >> The Beat Generation
The writers of the nonconformist Beat Generation of the 1950s, many of whom were gay or bisexual, endorsed gay rights as a part of their rebellion against inhibition and self-censorship.
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) is primarily known for his novels depicting Beat life, though his experimental writings inspired several writers because of their inventiveness and unique use of sound.
1916) is a poet and memoirist often categorized as a Beat writer.
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 NationalDirectory : Arts Literature Periods and Movements Beat   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beat Boulevard - A walk down such Alleyways and Cafe's that lay along Beat Boulevard; one last major glance at a literary movement.
Beat Generation News - Focusing on the literary beats between 1940-1960, and sometimes goes beyond.
Beat Movement - This page is a pathfinder referencing sources on the beat writers in America, the beat movement, the beat generation, concentrating on Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsburg, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady.
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 Disengagement: The Art of the Beat Generation (Rexroth)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Literature generally, but literary criticism in particular, has always been an area in which social forces assume symbolic guise, and work out — or at least exemplify — conflicts taking place in the contemporary, or rather, usually the just past, wider arena of society.
It is true of the rhythmic pattern in which the beat shifts continuously, or at least is continuously sprung, so that it becomes ambiguous enough to allow the pattern to be dominated by the long pulsations of the phrase or strophe.
The cubist generation before World War I, and, on a lower level, the surrealists of the period between the wars, both assumed an accepted universe of discourse, in which, to quote André Breton, it was possible to make definite advances, exactly as in the sciences.
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 Bibliography: The Beat Generation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Steven Watson, The Birth of the Beat Generation.
V.S. Prichett, "The Beat Generation," New Statesman, 56 (September 6, 1958), 292-296.
Kingsley Widmer, "The Beat Generation in the Rise of Populist Culture," in Warren French (ed.), The Fifties: Fiction, Poetry, Drama.
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 Beat Generation
The term 'beat generation' was introduced by Jack Kerouac sometime around 1948 to describe his social circle.
The Beat Generation rejected the prevailing academic attitude to poetry, feeling that poetry should be brought to the people.
The Beat Generation were followed by the hippies, anti-war movement, which led to the environmental movement, deep ecology and Earth First!
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 Hoover Institution - Policy Review - The Beat Generation
Rather than regular beats, foot patrols, and informal pressure on the unruly, police forces increasingly used motorized patrols, radio dispatch, and rapid response as their main tools.
The beat system increases the connection between law-abiding citizens and the police and gives citizens opportunities to express their concerns.
Beat officers can't impose their personal rules on a community, but they can help a community maintain its own standards.
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The lifestyles which the group of Beat writers adopted were against typical suburban, conformist family life in the 1950's.
The women in the beat circle which included Diane di Prima, Joan Vollmer Adams Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Joan Kerouac and Elise Cowen were then a large part of the Beat Generation; but ironically, were to a large extent eminently marginalized and ignored as prominent figures by journalists later on.
In participating in the cosmopolitan activities of the family, he came to reject narrowness in general, and in particular, any form of narrowness that separated human being from human being.
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