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  • The Beat Generation

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    forever: The Beat Generation When writers and poets of post World War II America started questioning the mainstream and accepted social conventions of society, a cultural and literary movement was born. During the postwar economic boom several progressive university students started asking such profound questions as: How do we as a society move beyond runaway capitalism and rampant materialism? How can we enlighten people to live beyond the oppressive prudery of the previous generation? These expansive

  • The Beat Generation Essay

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    book On the Road, is a brilliant example of the overall feel of the Beat Generation. Jack Kerouac is one of the most influential writers of the Beat Generation, rivaled only by the likes of Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burrough. But what exactly is the Beat Generation? What does it mean? Who of note was involved? When did it take place? The “Beat Generation” is a play on words, implying that the participants

  • The Beat Generation Essay

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    The “beat movement” is a literary period born out of World War II. This movement in American Literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Characterized by personal alienation and contempt for convention, the movement celebrated stylistic freedom and spontaneity. The Beat writers created a new vision of modern life and altered the nature of awareness in America. The Beat Generation was one of the first groups of writers to break down the barriers

  • The Beat Generation Analysis

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    that to the classical musicians”. In this explication, David Brubeck views jazz as a form of free speech; giving people free reign to express themselves in any way, shape, or form without the fear of being denigrated by the general public. The Beat Generation was a promising time filled with many significant authors, poets, and artists who were not afraid to express themselves and their beliefs in their works of art. As these works of art were continuously produced and distributed, artists turn to

  • The Beat Generation Essay

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    The "Beat Movement" in modern literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Incorporating influences such as jazz, art, literature, philosophy and religion, the beat writers created a new vision of modern life and changed the way a generation of people seen the world. The generation is now aging and its representative voices are becoming lost, but the message is alive and well. The Beats have forever changed the nature of American literature. They

  • Censorship Of The Beat Generation

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    to the influence of communism. During this period of suppression, there a group of young, intelligent and anti-conformist boys who were studying at Colombia University. Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg are the ‘founders’ of Beat Generation. The group beliefs focused on individuality, lack of censorship and salvation which shifted the lifestyle of Americans in terms of how they perceived the social norms around them. One of their notable achievement was rebelling against censorship

  • The Beat Generation Subculture Essay

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    The Beat Generation Subculture Every generation has its middle class, majority, and norm, which are decided by that era's standards of behavior and thought. Similarly, each generation has a group that rejects these standards and rebels against the norm. In the 1950's a group of American writers that exemplified this behavior formed. They were called the beat generation. The beat generation was particularly remarkable because although it was began by an exceptionally small group of people,

  • The Beat Generation By Allen Ginsberg

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    The Beat generation The Beat Generation, a generation that was sick of its mainstream culture and decided to break down the walls for individuality of thought, fashion, personal achievement, and poetry. At the end of World War two, young adults in particularly the east and west coasts of America where left in questioning thought about their own government as if it was really trying to do what 's best for their people. And in those upset minds a Beat Generation was born. A generation of tired young

  • American Literature : The Beat Generation

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    literature movement known as the Beat Generation. It motivated a change. During this time the authors questioned societal norms and were unafraid to address previously forbidden topics such as sex, drugs, and other deviant behaviors or in other words the "dark" aspects of life. These writers not only wrote but experienced much of what they penned. They often lived the disapproved lifestyle about which they translated for the public to read. Thanks to the Beat Generation discrimination and other issues

  • The Beat Generation of America Essay

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    The Beat Generation of America "But then they danced down the street like dingledoolies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles, exploding like spiders across the starts, and in the middle you see