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Writers, artists, musicians, intellectuals, they centered themselves in New York and San Francisco. They gathered in coffee shops and bars, reading their defiant poetry, talking, and listening to black jazz musicians. Many critics argue the San Francisco contingent did more to define the Beat Movement, especially with regards to literature.
Most of the credit went to Ginsberg, whose epic poem "Howl" is one of two defining works of the Beat Generation. Another central writer was William S. The term "Beat" originated in a autumn conversation between Jack Kerouac author, later, inof On the Road and John Clellan Holmes, where they tried to characterize themselves and others like them: Kerouac used the phrase beat generation, a slang term meaning beaten-down or exhausted.
Gilbert Millstein, who reviewed the novel in The New York Timescommissioned Holmes to write an article for the New York Times Magazine about the distinctive features of the generation Holmes described in his novel.
It involves a sort of nakedness of mind, and, ultimately, of soul; a feeling of being reduced to the bedrock of consciousness. In short, it means being undramatically pushed up against the wall of oneself. Beneath the excess and conformity, there is something other than detachment.
There are the stirrings of a quest. In late JuneSan Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen combined the term "Beat" with the name of the new Russian satellite orbiting the Earth, Sputnik, and came up with "beatnik" to signify the "far out" lifestyle of these young, rebellious people who wore scruffy, generally all black jeans and turtleneck shirts and affected indifference to the values and traditions held by "normal" people Barry Silesky Barney Hoskyns, however, says the term "beatniks" was orignally coined by black jazz musicians as a pejorative term for the white hangers-on around the jazz music scene Barney Hoskyns Aaron Blake Publishers, A 27" x 20" fold-out color map printed on card stock showing Beat locations on the West Coast and New York, with carictures of numerous Beat writers and artists.
Brautigan is not illustrated, but is listed with "other Beat poets, novelists, and saints. The idea of the magazine was to "convey the sense of radical openness and free exchange they felt was at the heart of literary San Francisco" Barry Silesky The first issue, published 9 Maypromised an alternative to the mass culture diet.
The title, Beatitudecame from the blessings by Christ at the Sermon on the Mount and, as claimed by Jack Kerouac, the root of the term " Beat. It would be "A weekly miscellany of poetry and other jazz designed to extol beauty and promote the beatific life among the various mendicants, neo-existentialists, christs, poets, painters, musicians, and other inhabitants and observers of North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States of America [edited on a] kick or miss basis by a few hardy types who sneak out of alleys near Grant Avenue" Barry Silesky In his book, Ginsberg: Bedrock One "A rockdance-environment happening benefit for the Communication Company in honor of the c.WTAP - Parkersburg, Marietta and the entire Mid-Ohio Valley’s Online News Leader for Breaking News, Sports, and Weather in Parkersburg, Marietta, and the surrounding areas.
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