The Beat generation is a cultural trend born in the 50’s in the Usa; its exponents protested against the conformist society of the second post-war period; a beat, exhausted generation, without the hope of a future to leave to the world. The beat generation was born from the chance meeting of some young people and a great strong feeling, friendship, grew among them. They were Kerouac, Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Corso, McClure, Snyder, Burroughs. The beat was a young intellectual who wanted the society to listen to him, a man who searched truth in drugs, in mysticism, in oriental philosophies, in sex and in long improvisations of be-bop. The beat utopia was to reach the solution of every social conflict and liberation from every taboo without any violence and to propose a new feeling between men and nature. “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.” J. Kerouac

Attività svolta dagli studenti della II A
"Liceo Scientifico Santi Savarino"
Anno scolastico 2006/07
Prof. Dina Provenzano