What was the "Beat Generation?"

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May 24, 2017

it was a generation of writers in the fifties and the sixties


The Beat Generation was embodied by people such as Ginsberg or Kerouac. The word "beat" comes from the rhythm of Jazz music and from the rejection of all traditional values.

The greatest works they produced were "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac, "Howl" by Ginsberg" and "Naked Lunch" by Burroughs.

They had a style based on no traditional codes and spontaneity.