Writing Wednesday: Literary Term: “Beat Writers”

 

Writing Wednesday:

Literary Term: “Beat Writers”

10.24.2012

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

The literary term, Beat Writers, refers to a group of poets and novelists who wrote in the second half of the 1950’s and shared a set of social attitudes of anti-establishment, anti-political, and anti-intellectual, in favour of self-realization and self-expression.

The group of Beat Writers is known to include:

Allen Ginsberg

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Allen Ginsberg published poems such as:

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Gregory Corso

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Gregory Corso published poems such as:

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Lawrence Felinghetti wrote poems such as:

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William Burroughs

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William Burroughs popular publication:

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Jack Kerouac

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Jack Kerouac’s popular publication:

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What do you think makes the Beat Writers distinct from other writers?

Who is your favourite Beat Writer?

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