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Research Article: The Beat Generation: An Overview

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 362 pages of information about The Beat Generation.
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The Beat Generation: An Overview

Originating in the 1950s and primarily centered in select communities of California, such as North Beach and Venice West, and New York City’s Greenwich Village, the Beat Generation essentially constituted a countercultural movement in opposition to the traditional, established culture of mid-twentieth-century America. Extending in scope beyond the world of art, literature, painting, and music, the Beat movement included a wide variety of social expression. Adherents of the Beat Generation originally coined the term “beat” to signify their weariness with society in general, but also used the word in a spiritual sense, the beatific inspiration that many of them found in music and religion, including Buddhism, Zen, and other Eastern philosophies. Often using their lifestyle as a means through which to convey their alienation from contemporary society, the Beats expressed their defiance of convention through experiments...

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