beat generation

  1. 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)
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  • The Beat Generation continues to move forward in our minds, and the grand search for truth continues. Vail Daily - Top Stories
  • 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. The Daily Truffle: James Franco Is Allen Ginsberg in New Movie "Howl": Watch the New Trailer
  • Though Kerouac and Ginsberg each sought to elevate the term "Beat Generation" into something "beatific," John Clellon Holmes, who gave the term currency in a 1952 article, paraphrased Kerouac saying, "It involves a sort of nakedness of mind, and ultimately, of soul," a feeling of being beaten down to the bedrock of consciousness. - News
  • Beat Generation" that crazy is that those who want to maintain the privately wise to take the avoidance of the law, then they rely on violence and the pursuit of the heavens to induce "crazy.
  • I have evidence that Viking Penguin publishers is deliberately removing my name from books on the Beat generation and Jack Kerouac," said Nicosia, 57, who lives in Corte Madera with his wife and two children. Windmills
  • Allen Ginsberg, the famed beat poet of the Beat Generation, will be with us on the radio tonight on Mutual Broadcasting. CNN Transcript Dec 10, 2005
  • The Beat Generation is a term which describes a group of American writers popular in the late LearnHub Activities
  • 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. Kerouac Unbound
  • Godfather of Beat Generation was content to live last years in Kansas -- Front
  • The qualities that made Maynard memorable—laziness, insipience, sloppiness, lack of ambition, and a self-conscious jazz vocabulary—were a caricature that had little to do with the Beat Generation writers. The Typewriter Is Holy
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