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The Beats / Movement

You will need to have done some specific research about the historical context and author to include in the writing.  All quotes should be explained, most of the paper should be explanations, not quotes.
Post-WWII (50’s & 60’s)  Hipsters/hippie counterculture * rejection of societal standards & traditional literacy forms * embraced drugs & sexual literations
*reject materialism *embraced hedonism/bleakness& human experience, *embraced outsiders–reject status quo *reject censorship.  Portable Literature Pg 492 , 9th edition

 

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