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Beatniks

 

(from “beat” [beat, break]), a spontaneous, anarchically rebellious youth movement (“the insolent generation”; Russian, razbitnoe pokolenie) that arose after World War II, mainly in the USA and Great Britain; devoid of any positive sociopolitical program whatever. This movement was an expression of the dissatisfaction and protest of young people (primarily petit bourgeois) against the standardized ideal of “success” and the hypocrisy of the bourgeois morality of “good conduct” and “decency.” In breaking with the generally accepted traditional bourgeois way of life, the “radicalism” of beatniks was frequently manifested in the violation of elementary norms of the human community.

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These pieces have real soul, and their faded hues are a perfect way to introduce subtle colour into a Beatnik scheme.
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The Toronto beatnik scene also inspired Furie's second feature, A Cool Sound from Hell.
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Liverpool fanatic Sutton is hoping to pick up a fans when his latest collaboration Beatnik Hurricane blow into town By MAEVE QUIGLEY t's fair to say Barry Sutton's been involved some of the best bands ever to come out of Liverpool - and beyond.
I can remember my mum looking like a sherpa under a backpack the size of a small elephant as she meandered with me and three siblings from one beatnik stall to another, from one magical performance where the concrete is transformed into another realm.
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Looking to return the local poetry scene to its beatnik past, Melba Gilkey, created ``Mental Mondays'' at the House of Brews coffee house and deli in San Fernando.
The trend was firmly established a year later, in 1960, when Adam Faith (another ardent quiffer) starred in the cult film Beat Girl, the story of a teenager who falls in with a beatnik crowd.
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