The Beatniks

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The Beat Generation centered around writers whose poetry and fiction explored and influenced American culture post-World War II.
Throughout the 1950s, their work was published and popularized. Beat culture’s defining characteristics are a rejection of standard narrative structures, the spiritual quest and exploration of Eastern religions and mysticism, rejection of American materialistic values, graphic depictions of the human condition, drug experimentation, and…



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