beat generation meaning

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  • Noun: beat generation
    1. A United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favoured modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
      - beats, beatniks

    Type of: youth subculture

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  1. Members included Beat Generation hero Neal Cassady, Ken Babbs, drugs.
  2. Lawrence Ferlinghetti called him " the Thoreau of the Beat Generation ."
  3. The album makes several references to the writings of the Beat Generation:
  4. The Beat Generation are a regular subject in Silberman's writings.
  5. He was celebrated by Beat Generation poets and late-1960s flower children.

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