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Beatnik History

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The Beat Generation emerged as a reaction against the conformity and materialism of the 1950's. Rejecting the so-called security of Cold War America, the Beats embraced gritty reality, Eastern traditions, altered states of consciousness, and subversive sexuality.

Self-expression took on radical new forms as performance and poetry were brought into the cafés and streets. Inspired by swing jam sessions and the improv jazz of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and other prodigies of the '50's, Beat poets dabbled in spontaneous readings that took on musical rhythms. Artists fused recycled or found materials into collages. A whole new generation of literary voices was born: Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Gregory Corso were but a few of the Beats' brightest stars.

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The Allen Ginsberg Project: Beatniks (More Beat Kitsch)

The Allen Ginsberg Project: Beatniks (More Beat Kitsch) | Beatniks | Scoop.it
An Allen Ginsberg Gallimaufry ... Beat's progenitor, Jack Kerouac). The poet-declaimer this time was Maila Nurmi ... He would go -"Oh, Maynard G Krebs - late 1950's stereotype of beatnik character". He had a memorized ...
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Kerouac on technique

Kerouac on technique | Beatniks | Scoop.it

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4. Be in love with yr life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is

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Anis Shivani: Exclusive: Beat Poet Michael McClure On Jim ...

Anis Shivani: Exclusive: Beat Poet Michael McClure On Jim ... | Beatniks | Scoop.it
It was surprising to be on the stage reciting a poem "For the Death of 100 Killer Whales" and to hear Allen Ginsberg recite "Howl" while Kerouac shouted "Go!", and to understand that we were not speaking to ....
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The Beat Poets of the Forever Generation: A Paradigm Shift For the ...

The Beat Poets of the Forever Generation: A Paradigm Shift For the ... | Beatniks | Scoop.it
Allen Ginsberg's Howl (1956), William S. Burroughs's Naked Lunch (1959) and Jack Kerouac's On the Road (1957) are among the best known examples of Beat literature. Both Howl and ...
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The Allen Ginsberg Project: Happy Birthday Neal Cassady (1926 ...

The Allen Ginsberg Project: Happy Birthday Neal Cassady (1926 ... | Beatniks | Scoop.it
Bay area Johnny Appleseed of pot from early 1950's, he worked as conductor on Southern-Pacific Railroad, averted train crash as brakeman years earlier, breaking his ankle, collected insurance, bought his family a ranch-house in ...
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American Zen | Beatdom

American Zen | Beatdom | Beatniks | Scoop.it
This is at the core of the Zen Buddhist practice and was central to the Buddhist influenced work of the Beat Generation writers Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Jackson Mac Low. .... In the early 1950's, D.T.
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Review: One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road | Beatdom

Review: One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road | Beatdom | Beatniks | Scoop.it

An inside look, and a review of an inside look. From one helluva site that is about as complete as you'd want on the Beats, and fun too. 

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Beat This | Reality Sandwich

Beat This | Reality Sandwich | Beatniks | Scoop.it
Allen told me he wrote Howl to try to get to Kerouac. Howl was, of course, much more than a note to a friend, but it's important to touch on this. Kerouac was immense for Ginsberg -- an American indeed, most American of ...
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The Beats of the North Cascades by Ron Dart

The Beats of the North Cascades by Ron Dart | Beatniks | Scoop.it
In the early 1950s, a weary America turned its attention to getting ahead after enduring the Depression and WWII---and in that era of the man in the gray... ...
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Rare footage Jack Kerouac/ Cat Power's Good Woman

Jack kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lucian Carr, and others in New York 1959...
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The Same Dreadful Typewriter | Lewis Huxley

The Same Dreadful Typewriter | Lewis Huxley | Beatniks | Scoop.it
Ginsberg was openly gay – thanks largely to the success of Howl – at a time when homosexuality was illegal in many states. In The Dharma Bums, a vivid exploration of Zen philosophy, Kerouac introduced eastern thought ...
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