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The Beat Generation

Kanopy (Firm)
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
This documentary tells the story of the incredible and enduring friendship between Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, and how they gave birth to the literary movement of the Beat Generation. It begins in New York, at the end of the Second World War, travels through San Francisco, Mexico City, Tangier, Paris and ends fifteen years later with the publication of Howl (Ginsberg), of On the Road (Kerouac) and Naked Lunch (Burroughs). Each book reveals their manifesto and, combined, help lay a foundation and provide the inspiration for the anti-conformist youth movement. With a dozen other writers, the infernal trio blasted society, laid the seeds of angst and influenced literature and culture for generations to come.
Release Date
2013
Language
In: English
Notes
  • In Process Record.
  • Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Film Ideas in 2013.
Publisher no.
1142556 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 56 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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