The Beats Discussion Response

The Beats Discussion Response - remarkably similar in...

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The one thing that really grabbed my attention about the beginning of the counterculture in the 50s was the change in literary style that occurred as the Beats began publishing more and more work. Reading the exerts from Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” I was struck by the informal, stream of consciousness style of his writing as opposed to the more thought out and refined literature of previous generations. Kerouac’s writing seemed
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Unformatted text preview: remarkably similar in style (if not substance) to Hunter S. Thompson’s Gonzo Journalism of the late 60s and 70s. I was also surprised by the rebellious nature of some of the literature and cinema of that era. I think it is every young generation’s instinct to want to differentiate itself from older age groups, however this was the first time large numbers of youth outright rebelled against the established norms of society....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course HIST 095 taught by Professor J.moore during the Summer '09 term at Vermont.

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