beat generation

New Beat Generation Books 2021

Though Kerouac and Cassady died more than fifty years ago and the Beat heyday was long before that, interest in…

5 months ago

What the Beats can teach us about writing

The Beat Generation was not just important as a countercultural movement. We don’t just remember Jack Kerouac for sending kids…

4 years ago

12 Essential Books About the Beat Generation

The Beat Generation are an often misunderstood group of souls. Even figuring out who and what they are is notoriously…

4 years ago

Beat Family Values: The Typical American Family, and the Beats’ Roll in its Downfall

  The Beat Movement scared the hell out of America. After all, the Beats were dirty, they were obscene, they…

4 years ago

Defining Beat: Era, Location, and the Importance of Considering Women

  The Beat Generation, though small in numbers, had a profound effect on the American literary tradition. Coming into existence…

4 years ago

When was ‘Beat’ First Written?

On this blog, we've previously discussed the surprisingly difficult question of what the Beat Generation was, and later, what the…

4 years ago

Review: The Best Minds of My Generation

There are so many books about the Beat Generation that focus on the writers’ roles as rebels and “literary outlaws,”…

4 years ago

Beats or Beatniks

You might well wonder what a beatnik is or who the Beat Generation were. Many people do... so what is…

5 years ago

East Coast Beats vs. West Coast Beats

The Beats as we know them are a New York City phenomena and walk hand in hand with Abstract Expressionism…

5 years ago

The Burroughs Millions

In Search of the Origin of Burroughs’ Mythical Trust Fund From Beatdom #16 William S. Burroughs was always quick to…

6 years ago

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