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Beat. By: Marc Hnatyshin an Adam Cooke. What is beat?. The Beat Generation was a group of post WWII writers that became popular in the 1950s The topics in beat were mainly, drug experimentation, alternative sexualities, eastern religion, rejection of materialism and the human condition

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Beat

By: Marc Hnatyshin an Adam Cooke


What is beat
What is beat?

  • The Beat Generation was a group of post WWII writers that became popular in the 1950s

  • The topics in beat were mainly, drug experimentation, alternative sexualities, eastern religion, rejection of materialism and the human condition

  • The main characters surrounding beat were, Allan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs


What is beat1
What is beat?

  • The writers in Beat were known as new bohemian hedonists

  • In the 1960s the Beat movement evolved into the Hippie and Counterculture movements

  • Fun Fact: The Beatles were inspired by the Beat movement, hence the BEAT in Beatles.


Allen ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg

  • Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3rd, 1926

  • Died on April 5th, 1997 at the age of 70 due to liver cancer and heppatitis

  • He was against militarism, materialism and sexual repression

  • His most famous work is an epic poem named ``Howl`` which centres around capitalism and conformity in America



William s burroughs
William s. Burroughs United-States at the time

  • Williams Seward Burroughs II was born on February 5th, 1914

  • He died on August 2nd 1997 at the age of 83 due to a heart attack

  • He was a novelist, short story writer, essay writer and painter

  • Burroughs was born into a wealthy family and attended Harvard where he studied English and anthropology


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