members of the generation that came of age after World War II who, supposedly as a result of disillusionment stemming from the Cold War, embraced forms of mysticism and the relaxation of social and sexual inhibitions.
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How to use Beat Generation in a sentence
In 1979 I published Desolate Angel/Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America.
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Joyce Johnson is one of the few surviving writers of the Beat Generation, and perhaps one of the most underappreciated.You Don’t Know Jack: Kerouac Biographer Joyce Johnson and ‘The Voice Is All’ | Lauren Du Graf | September 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Beat Generation
members of the generation that came to maturity in the 1950s, whose rejection of the social and political systems of the West was expressed through contempt for regular work, possessions, traditional dress, etc, and espousal of anarchism, communal living, drugs, etc
a group of US writers, notably Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs, who emerged in the 1950s
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