Beat Movement Essay | Sexual Liberation in the Literature of the Beat Generation

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Sexual Liberation in the Literature of the Beat Generation

Summary: Essay discusses the aspect of sexual liberation in the literature of the Beat Generation.
"To rebel! That is the immediate objective of poets! We cannot wait and will not be held back...The `poetic marvelous' and the unconscious are the true inspirers of rebels and poets" . Philip Lamantia, a surrealist and companion to the Beat poets, epitomizes the literary trends of the Beat Generation through this quote by stating that the true inspirations of the poet are the unconscious and rebellion. However, Lamantia does not denote a physical rebellion, but a "revolution of the word" as exemplified by the Beat poets' "experimentation with language" . These revolutionary literary techniques used by the poets of the Beat Generation were deemed highly controversial by contemporary America in their radical ideas of sexual reformation and liberation.

The reasoning behind the writings of the Beat Generation was that literature should be written according to the author's true interests and philosophy...

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