from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A group of American writers and artists popular in the 1950s and early 1960s, influenced by Eastern philosophy and religion and known especially for their use of nontraditional forms and their rejection of conventional social values.
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- proper n. A group of American writers who came to prominence in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Their most important works are Jack Kerouac's On the Road (1957), Allen Ginsberg's Howl (1956), and William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch (1959).
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- n. a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
The Beat Generation is a term which describes a group of American writers popular in the late
In his famously confessional style, Ginsberg -- poet, counter-culture icon, and chronicler of the Beat Generation -- recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to HOWL, the most timeless work of his career.
He was without doubt a great American novelist and poet, and the leading figure and spokesman of the Beat Generation, which he named.
Go was about Jack's entire crowd, including Jack himself, as well as Ginsberg and Cassady; using the very term Jack had coined, Holmes identified them all as members of the Beat Generation.
Allen Ginsberg, the famed beat poet of the Beat Generation, will be with us on the radio tonight on Mutual Broadcasting.
The Beat Generation continues to move forward in our minds, and the grand search for truth continues.
Godfather of Beat Generation was content to live last years in Kansas
Protest: The Beat Generation and the Angry Young Men, he was, like Amis and the poet Philip Larkin, more of a university wit than a great experimenter in fiction.
The film will be based on Jack Kerouac's classic 1957 novel, which tells the tale of disaffected members of the Beat Generation.
Welcome to the makeshift utopia of the last member of the Beat Generation.
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