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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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A: No, Wendy is a fantastic comic lyricist, and her lyrics for this show are steeped in the beatnik lingo of the era.
And this is where the question that forms the title of this essay comes in--"Did Beatniks Kill JFK?--because if one does a search of the on-line text of the Warren Commission Report and all of its appended reports and exhibits and put in the term beatnik, this label, initially derived from a philosophical conversation in 1948 between two aspiring novelists, Jack Kerouac and John Clellon Holmes, is an enormously useful and resonant concept for creating the profile of an assassin the commission seems invested in describing: a non-conformist, unemployed, and unkempt loner with communist or leftist sympathies--the Lone Gunman Theory (abbreviated LGT by assassination researchers).
How does Ferlinghetti reconcile that with his status as Beatnik, ex-poet laureate of San Francisco, and cover boy of Poets & Writers, Inc.?
"Add zest to your tuxedo park party, rent a beatnik, completely equipped: beard, eye shades, old army jacket, frayed jeans, sneakers or sandals (optional).
But fans were also treated to new compositions from his latest CD Beat Cafe, including a beatnik jazz rendition of poet Dylan Thomas's Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.
Dictionary defined as ``a member of the Beat generation'', Beatniks' message was `be cool, man'!
"In Funny Face, Audrey Hepburn becomes a beatnik. It was supposed to be about the tragedy of becoming a cult leader or about California cultism." The writing didn't come easily, and Muzquiz and Lopez-Crozet decamped for a Brazilian holiday.
When The Bloody Brood and A Cool Sound from Hell were made at the end of the 1950s, beatniks were at the height of their induction into the pop-culture vernacular.
De hecho, Jose Agustin ha mencionado que entre los beatniks nacionales podriamos citar a los desaparecidos Sergio Mondragon (fundador de El corno emplumado) y al Rey criollo Parmenides Garcia Saldana; asi como desde los ochenta al artista plastico Felipe Ehrenberg, la poeta Pura Lopez Colome y el traductor Jose Vicente Anaya, al igual que a Jose de Jesus Sampedro (editor de la revista zacatecana Dos filos) y el escritor Alberto Blanco.
Ryder describes her parents as "1960s intellectual beatniks." Her father, Michael Horowitz, is a rare-book dealer and an archivist of counterculture literature.
Los beatniks llevaban barba y pelo largo, usaban pantalones vaqueros, andaban sucios, eran devotos del jazz y estaban a favor de la promiscuidad sexual.
The club, which is based in the Lava Lounge on the city's Strand Road, has just hosted the Dublin dance meisters Dirty Beatniks.