Beatniks in New York in photos of the 50s and 60s

Beatniks in New York in photos of the 50s and 60s

31 May 2020, 20:16
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In the mid-1940s in the United States, the movement gained momentum, which was called the "Broken generation", representatives of which were called "beatniks". In society, the term had a negative connotation and denoted a special stratum of young people who, instead of being useful to society, sit in coffee shops and listen to jazz. Later, the beatniks became associated with a whole cultural stratum that was not interested in the "American dream", and its representatives were associated with cranks and creative individuals.

In addition, beatniks are called American writers, novelists and poets who created works in the period from the 1940s to the end of the 1960s and also belonged to the cultural environment of "cranks" who lived in defiance of American mores. They strongly influenced the further development of Western culture, became the precursors of hippies, and left a noticeable mark in literature, politics, music, and philosophy. The most famous beat writers were William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Lucien Carr.

In these photos, you can see both the above authors and other bright representatives of the generation, their bright and eventful life in New York.

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