Essays Tagged: "Beat Generation"

Born to the beat. Speaks of the beat generation

erature. It displays the lifestyles ofthe time and an intimate peek into the lives of the past. The Beat Generation capturesthe attitude of kids that had lived through World War II and their perspecti ... rough World War II and their perspective oneverything from politics to personal philosophy. But the Beat Generation did not justproduce a mundane account of this time period...they did not just expres ...

(3 pages) 101 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Politics

nghetti's poetry is cheerful and humorous. At best it is a welcome break for the mainstream of the "beat generation." Inside his poetry, deep rooted criticisms of the United States exist. Ferlinghetti ...

(7 pages) 50 0 4.7 Jun/1995

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Description of how conformity affected the 1950's American lifestyle.

hows such as Leave It to Beaver and Father Knows Best. Deviating from this popular culture was the "Beat Generation."The post-war economic boom of the 1950's in the U.S. resulted in overwhelming prosp ... Gillis appealed more to teenagers as one of the main characters, Maynard G. Krebs, belonged to the "beat generation."Writer Jack Kerouac coined the term "beat generation" which signified artists who w ...

(3 pages) 243 1 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Lawrence Ferlinghetti a 1950's revolutionary poet.

rt of the metropolitan tradition when he moved from Paris to San Francisco, where he discovered the Beat Generation (Lit Kicks).Ferlinghetti and Peter Martin started a magazine there called 'City Ligh ... s. He was found innocent, which was a significant victory for the freedom of speech, as well as the Beat Generation at that time in San Francisco (EBSCO).In the early 60's Ferlinghetti owned a rustic ...

(2 pages) 42 0 2.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The Price of Individuality in Modern America

cious transition in his mind and not only his physical deterioration:Aroused and angry,I thought to beat the alarum, and urge relentless war;But soon my fingers fail'd me, my face droop'd, and I resig ... e it weeks, months, or years--an arm'd race is advancing towelcome it.Meanwhile, Ginsberg from "The Beat Generation" was a familiar bushy-bearded figure at protests against the Vietnam War. His abilit ...

(8 pages) 170 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A look at Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation.

The Beat Generation was one of the first groups of the 20th century to come out of the norm in tradition ... for future writers. Allen Ginsberg was a great influence in the revolution in writing known as the Beat Generation. Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3rd, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey. His father, Louis, ... us book On The Road. Kerouac's book, as well as Ginsberg's Howl, were pivotal points for making the Beat Generation famous. Soon after, the health condition of Ginsberg's mother deteriorated and she e ...

(6 pages) 126 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Redefining the American Dream: The Beat Generation and its Literature.

part. A radical reaction to the conformity and ignorance of the post-war era, later christened "the Beats", sprung up across America. This sparse movement of roaming vagabonds, their experience both c ... as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, utterly rejected the values and ideals of middle class America. Beat literature drastically redefined the American Dream to one which valued individuality and the d ...

(6 pages) 148 1 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Jack Kerouac, Father of the Beat Generation?

Beat Generationn : a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular wo ... for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)Beatnikn : A person, especially a member or follower of the Beat Generation, whose behavior, views, ... iews, and often style of dress are pointedly unconventional.Considered by many as the father of the beat movement, Jack Kerouac is one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. Kerouac ...

(6 pages) 53 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats": The Beat Generation and American Culture, Edited by Holly George-Warren.

The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats is aN in-depth and complete collection of several essays about the Beat generation and its int ... . The list of contributors to the book is amazing. Writers, musicians, actors, and even some of the Beats themselves contributed essays, photographs, and drawings to the book.The book is organized ver ... s organized into five chapters, with several essays within each chapter. In "Part One: The Birth of Beat", critics, artists, and academics discuss the origins of what came to be known as Beat culture. ...

(16 pages) 57 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A Brief Analysis Of the Counterculture Movement of the 1960s

called "counterculture movement"? And why did the movement happen in this specific time period?aThe Beat Generation-----Cultural RootsThe counterculture's deepest roots lay in the "Beat Generation", a ... and William S. Burroughs's Naked Lunch (1959) are often considered the most important works of the Beat Generation. The term "Beat" was reported to be coined by Jack Kerouac in the late 1940s, quickl ...

(11 pages) 152 0 5.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers


rouac: A Biography, helps to explain how Jack Kerouac, the founder and most important member of the Beat movement, was influenced by the rapidly changing culture of the 1950's, as well as, how Kerouac ... 1950's, as well as, how Kerouac ignited a social and literal revolution in America, from which the Beatniks and Hippies emerged. All of Kerouac's books drew public attention due to Kerouac's original ...

(3 pages) 10 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Jack Kerouac And The Beat Movement

onsumers. One group that was against conforming to this dull American lifestyle was referred to as 'Beatniks'. "The Beats or Beatniks condemned middle class American life as morally bankrupt. They pra ... World Book Encyclopedia 428). This perspective was present in poetry and literature through out the beat movement.One of the most important works produced during the beat movement was Jack Kerouac's O ...

(4 pages) 645 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg And The Beat Generati

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac (Jack Kerouac) and Irwin Allen Ginsberg (Allen Ginsberg ... ng a revolutionary approach to writing, Kerouac and Ginsberg formed a literary movement, called the Beat Generation, that continues to influence readers, writers, and movie-makers today (Waxman 8).The ... ined as weary or exhausted. However, Kerouac and Ginsberg brought new meaning to the word. To them, Beat symbolized ?their rejection of the rigid intellectualism of literature,? and the seemingly endl ...

(10 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Walt Whitmans Influence On Poetry

considered by many to be the first in a long line of American radicals and the earliest of the pre-Beat generation poets (Martin 4). Though Whitman was recognized as a man capable of political commen ...

(7 pages) 39 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Jack Kerouac And His Great Works

Jack Kerouac and his Great Works Jack Kerouac is known by many as the Beat Generation author of On the Road and other classics that celebrate an adventurous lifestyle, wh ... 94). Kerouac was recognized for his book, On the Road, as the most influential author of the Beat Generation. The book gave voice to a rising, dissatisfied generation of young people in the for ...

(8 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Common Theme for life in the United States in the 1950s

In the post-war period where the main society was in need for order, The Beats were a demonstration of academic suggestion, which was calling for naturalness, and an end for ... on of academic suggestion, which was calling for naturalness, and an end for mental domination. The Beats stressed openness to assortments of knowledge further than middle-class society by refusing th ... society by refusing the conformism and pressure on normality of the Truman and Eisenhower years.The Beat Movement concerned the decriminalization of a number of laws against marijuana and other drugs. ...

(1 pages) 14 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Cultural Context Essay: The Beat Generation

On the Road, by Jack Kerouac was considered to be the first beat novel. The lifestyle of the beats is explained as going against mainstream norms. The two main ... verage person was concerned with having a good paying job and raising a family in the suburbs while Beatniks had the complete opposite goals in life then the average person.Beats wanted to be differen ... hem, how they viewed life, sex, and money was all far too different from how anyone else other than Beatniks like them would think.Dean’s character in the story was very important because it show ...

(4 pages) 13 1 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

First reaction on Howl, Footnote to Howl, A Supermarket in California by Allen Ginsberg, short analysis on contextual and structural devices used

read such provocative, explosive, and controversial poems; also the first time I heard about “Beat generation.” Being exposed to Howl, Footnote to Howl and A Supermarket in California helps ... to Howl, Footnote to Howl and A Supermarket in California helps me understand the meaning of “beat movement,” and why Ginsberg was such an influential figure in American 20th century litera ...

(3 pages) 29 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry