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Started in the 1940s on the East coast and transplanted to the West coast in the 1950s

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Started in the 1940s on the East coast and transplanted to the West coast in the 1950s

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  1. Started in the 1940s on the East coast and transplanted to the West coast in the 1950s • San Francisco became “the heart” of the Beat Movement The Beat Movement

  2. “a group of writers interested in changing consciousness and defying conventional writing” • “The battle against social conformity and literary tradition was central to the work of the Beats.” The Meaning Behind the Writing

  3. The Beatniks • Allen Ginsberg • Gary Snyder • Lawrence Ferlinghetti • Gregory Corso • Diane di Prima • Neal Cassady • Anne Waldman • Michael McClure • William S. Burroughs • Jack Kerouac

  4. Two All Time Influentials Allen Ginsberg Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  5. Ginzy • Born in Newark, New Jersey, on June 3, 1926 • Jewish • Best friends with Jack Kerouac • Author of “Howl”

  6. “Howl” was written in 1956 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVGoY9gom50

  7. Ferlinghetti • Born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919 • B.A. from the University of North Carolina, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne • 1953, Ferlinghetti and Peter Martin began to publish City Lightsmagazine • opened the City Lights Books Shop in San Francisco to help support the magazine • In 1955, they launched City Light Publishing

  8. “A Coney Island of the Mind” was written in 1958 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUyx6Xa0JSs&feature=related

  9. Allen Ginsberg • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVGoY9gom50 • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF8ay-WUhXs • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIkMi3lsVYA&feature=related • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZvzdzwPVZU&NR=1

  10. Lawrence Ferlinghetti • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUyx6Xa0JSs&feature=related • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKCblAJtzgE • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q34-QN9qnEQ&feature=related • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrc96uGWyrE&feature=related • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrHv6IASWQ4 • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViPVtijys2c

  11. Works Cited • "City Lights Books." City Lights Books. City Lights, n.d. Web. 9 Nov. 2010. <http://www.citylights.com/ferlinghetti • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. "A Coney Island of the Mind." A Coney Island of the mind: poems. New York: New Directions, 1958. 3-4, 42. Print. • Lawrence Ferlinghetti." Poets.org. Academy of American Poets, n.d. Web. 9 Nov. 2010. <www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/367>.