They were radical, rebellious, experimental…and had a way with words. Starting in the 1950s, the Beat Generation rose to prominence in America, inspiring a culture of nonconformity and social revolution. Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac were some of the more famous faces synonymous to the group, as was William S. Burroughs. Their musings—both "beat up" and "beatific"—left highly influential marks in literature, music, film and ecology.
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profile name: Jack Kerouac profile occupation: Journalist, Author, Poet
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profile name: Allen Ginsberg profile occupation: Activist, Poet
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profile name: Ken Kesey profile occupation: Journalist, Author
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profile name: Amiri Baraka profile occupation: Scholar, Civil Rights Activist, Critic, Poet
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profile name: William S. Burroughs profile occupation: Author
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profile name: Lawrence Ferlinghetti profile occupation: Publisher, Poet
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