The original "Beat Generation" writers met in New York. Later, the central figures (with the exception of Burroughs) ended up together in San Francisco in the mid-1950s where they met and became friends with figures associated with the San Francisco Renaissance. During the 1960s, the rapidly expanding Beat culture underwent a transformation: the Beat Generation gave way to The Sixties Counterculture, which was accompanied by a shift in public terminology from "beatnik" to "hippie".

The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people, of all different nationalities, who came to the conclusion that society sucked. -- Amiri Baraka Clique na foto para garantir livros da Beat Generation.

Times Square, New York City, 1950s. Photo by Andreas Feininger.

Old Color Photos of New York City at Night Rooms one dollar and UP? I hope to shout this has GOT to be an old photo.

Allen Ginsberg - great Beat poet (my favorite)

Irwin Allen Ginsberg American Poet and one of the Leading Figures of the Beat Generation.

Jack Kerouac

"As far as I am concerned the only thing to do is sit in a room and get drunk. Probably the most famous writer of the Century. Author of the classic beat novel On The Road.

Also love Colin Wilson

Personally, I dislike the Beats but reasonable minds can differ about this genre of literature. However, I am interested in the “Angry Young Man” school of British fiction as well as the tendency of.

San Francisco's first poet laureate, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, in front of his City Lights Bookstore

S.F. Finds Its Voice / Ferlinghetti named city's first poet laureate

Lawrence Ferlinghetti San Francisco's first poet laureate, and founder of City Lights Bookstore

Neal Cassady & Jack Kerouac

On the Road at 50 - Jack Kerouac - Books

When I was reading On The Road by Jack Kerouac I noticed how much he and Neal Cassady loved Jazz music. If Kerouac and Cassady were alive today I think they would like most Hip Hop music because of its relation to Jazz and how much it uses Jazz samples.

Jack Kerouac - great Beat writer, wrote On the Road etc

Allen Ginsberg - Jack Kerouac, railroad brakeman’s rule-book in pocket… 206 East Street near Tompkins Park, Manhattan, probably September 1953 Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen.

Shown clockwise from left: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Lafcadio Orlovsky, and Gregory Corso in 1956. The Beat movement was characterized by a rejection of the materialism, militarism, consumerism, and conformity of the 1950s, in favor of individual freedom and spontaneity.

Beat Generation - Shown clockwise from left: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Lafcadio Orlovsky, and Gregory Corso in 1956

David Bowie & William Burroughs

On the Subject of: American Outsider, William S Burroughs.

William S. Burroughs & David Bowie (wearing Malcolm McDowell): (The Rolling Stone Interview February