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 Topic: Beat Generation nowadays ?!

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Posted: 11 Mar 2007, 9:46 am    Post subject: Beat Generation nowadays ?! Reply with quote

Hello everybody,

I'm a student from Switzerland and I have to do a big writing work about theme of my choice. Because I'm a big fan of the Beat Generation, I do a research about the beat movement of today.
I would appreciate, if you could answer the following answers, when you know something about it.
If you also know some people I could ask, it would be very nice, when you send me an email or something.
thank you
here the questions:

1) Do you think, that the Beat Generation had a great influence to the following generations and that we today also are influenced of the Beat Generation without realising that?

2) In what way flows the spirit of the Beats in present (artistic) works? Do you know any examples of artists / authors (of today), which are Beats or use the Beats as a source of inspiration?

3) In general it says, that the beat movement ended in the 60's and found a new figure in the Hippies. Would you say, that is correct or were there beside of the Hippie movement still a beat movement?

4) What do you think about, if the demographic, political, cultural and economical changes had influence of the beats and if it's nowadays at all possible to be a "real" beatnik?

5) Do you know, if there's still somewhere beatniks, that you could count to the original beat movement?

6) If yes, could you say an example, where you can find them? Are they chiefly in the U.S.A to find, or is there in other countries some beat movements?

7) What are the main differences and what is common between the beatnik of today and the "old" beatnik?

greetings Iori,
(I'm sorry for my english skills.. )
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