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in those days of the beat poets, ‘cool daddy-o, I really dig that cat’. Like a lot of the young writers and poets of the late 1940’s and 50’s, the crowded bars were filled with people who were in some way influenced by writers such as Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg, Neil Cassady and William Burroughs, all of whom were at the core of the movement that has endured in one way or another to this day. It may be ... ... middle of paper ... ... of great change in America, an upheaval, a time when the once
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connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.” The opening lines of Howl, by Allan Ginsberg, melodiously encapsulates the beat generation. The beats alluded to by the verbatim ,“The best minds”, are a group of idiosyncratic poets whom through the instrument of prose(driven by spontaneity and a primal lifestyle) , orchestrated a rebellion against the conservative beliefs and literary ideals of the 1950s. Howl, utilizing picturesque imagery, expounds holistically upon the instigator of the
DEPERNE Chloé December 2013 Registration no: 13039441 Module code: EL0505 Module name: Post-war U.S. writing “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness” (Howl, Allen Ginsberg). Why is madness an important theme in post-war U.S. writing? Your answer should demonstrate thorough knowledge of at least two texts studied on this module. Madness, according to the English Oxford Dictionary, can be defined as “the state of having a serious mental illness”; “a state
The Beatnik Impact From the Renaissance to Postmodernism, many writers have experimented and challenged the form, style, and content of both poetry and prose. A majority of these writers can be grouped into a certain period that influenced or highlighted their work. These past writers were inspired by the world around them whether it was societal changes or their personal lives. When similar styles of writing occur from multiple writers during a time, that time becomes known as a period such as
The final aim behind the creation of new artistic forms was hence a mimetic one. This characteristic is significant because the modernist and postmodernist had different views about mimesis. Modernists generally regarded representing reality and the self as possible. So their only problem was that existing conventions were inadequate to create truthful representations. Therefore, they felt a need of using unconventional and complex forms, The writer seems constrained, not by his own free will but
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