Thursday, November 23, 2006

Second stage of Research - William Burroughs as part of a collective

For those that have no idea what was the Beat Generation i´ll try to put it as simple as possible.

The Beat Generation was a group of American writers(mostly), who came to prominence in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Their most important works are Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" (1957), Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" (1956), and William S. Burroughs's "Naked Lunch" (1959).

In many ways, the Beats can be taken as the first subculture. During the post-World War II era they were one of the forces engaged in a questioning of traditional values WHICH PRODUCED A BREAK with the mainstream culture that to this day people react to - or against
(It was the birth of Ethical and Social aware free thought)



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