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Started in the 1940s on the East coast and transplanted to the West coast in the 1950s San Francisco became “the heart” of the Beat Movement. The Beat Movement. “a group of writers interested in changing consciousness and defying conventional writing”

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The Beat Movement


  • “a the West coast in the 1950sgroup of writers interested in changing consciousness and defying conventional writing”

  • “The battle against social conformity and literary tradition was central to the work of the Beats.”

The Meaning Behind the Writing


The beatniks
The Beatniks the West coast in the 1950s

  • Allen Ginsberg

  • Gary Snyder

  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  • Gregory Corso

  • Diane di Prima

  • Neal Cassady

  • Anne Waldman

  • Michael McClure

  • William S. Burroughs

  • Jack Kerouac


Two all time influentials
Two All Time Influentials the West coast in the 1950s

Allen Ginsberg

Lawrence Ferlinghetti


Ginzy
Ginzy the West coast in the 1950s

  • Born in Newark, New Jersey, on June 3, 1926

  • Jewish

  • Best friends with Jack Kerouac

  • Author of “Howl”


Howl was written in 1956

“Howl” was written in 1956 the West coast in the 1950s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVGoY9gom50


Ferlinghetti
Ferlinghetti the West coast in the 1950s

  • Born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919

  • B.A. from the University of North Carolina, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne

  • 1953, Ferlinghetti and Peter Martin began to publish City Lightsmagazine

  • opened the City Lights Books Shop in San Francisco to help support the magazine

  • In 1955, they launched City Light Publishing


A coney island of the mind was written in 1958

“A Coney Island of the Mind” was written in 1958 the West coast in the 1950s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUyx6Xa0JSs&feature=related


Allen ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg the West coast in the 1950s

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVGoY9gom50

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF8ay-WUhXs

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIkMi3lsVYA&feature=related

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZvzdzwPVZU&NR=1


Lawrence ferlinghetti
Lawrence Ferlinghetti the West coast in the 1950s

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUyx6Xa0JSs&feature=related

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKCblAJtzgE

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q34-QN9qnEQ&feature=related

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrc96uGWyrE&feature=related

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrHv6IASWQ4

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViPVtijys2c


Works cited
Works Cited the West coast in the 1950s

  • "City Lights Books." City Lights Books. City Lights, n.d. Web. 9 Nov. 2010. <http://www.citylights.com/ferlinghetti

  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. "A Coney Island of the Mind." A Coney Island of the mind: poems. New York: New Directions, 1958. 3-4, 42. Print.

  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti." Poets.org. Academy of American Poets, n.d. Web. 9 Nov. 2010. <www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/367>.


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