The Beat Movement and Writing Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

This paper looks at the Beat movement and the mark they made in literary history.
# 145422 | 3,972 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010
Published on Nov 08, 2010 in Literature (American) , Sociology (General) , History (General) , Language (General)


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Description:

In this article, the writer discusses the Beat writers. The writer explains that the Beats have been infamous for their giving new voices where there is little or none, and to protest societal issues from World War II until much more recently. The writer maintains that perhaps the most fascinating thing about the Beats is their ability to key into when change is needed, and also to further channel their consciousness' in different ways to keep making it new. The writer discusses that with seemingly mutual influence, use of drugs, and further creativity in their writing processes, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti are some of the writers that first exposed new truths in society and pushed for a sense of community in the Beats that reflected some openly voiced common views and themes, as well experimenting in their creative writing process.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Conclusion
Works Cited
Notes and Acknowledgments
Attachments

From the Paper:

"Through America's growth in the arts, there have been many developments and movements that have helped to individualize and define its place in the world. Among the Harlem Renaissance, Black Arts, and Black Mountain Poets lies a little land of Beat writers. The Beats have been infamous for their giving new voices where there is little or none, and to protest societal issues from World War II until much more recently. Perhaps the most fascinating thing about the beats is their ability to key into when change is needed, and also to further channel their consciousness' in different ways to keep making it new. Their ability to feed off of each other in their writings, reading, and even correspondents with each other as friends and colleagues is unprecedented."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Burroughs, William. "William Burroughs, Jr. - from Kentucky Ham".The Portable Beat Reader. Ed. Charter, Nancy. New York: Penguin, 1992.438-448.
  • "Charles Olson." Modern American Poetry. 21 Apr 2008 <http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/>.
  • Corso, Gregory. "I am 25". The Portable Beat Reader. Ed. Charter, Nancy. New York: Penguin, 1992. p. 172.
  • Goldstein, Richard. "The Beat Goes On: An Interview with William Burroughs." The Rolling Stone: College Papers. Fall 1979: 37-42. . Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries

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