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The Beat Movement in modern literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America Incorporating influences such as jazz art literature philosophy and religion the beat writers created a new and prophetic vision of modern life and changed the way a generation of people sees the world That generation is mow aging and its representative voices are becoming lost to eternity but the message is alive and well The Beats have forever altered the nature of American consciousness The Beat Generation of writers offered the world a new attitude They brought to society a consciousness of life worth living They offered a method of escape from the stultifying unimaginative world we live in through the exploration of ones intellect Beat has had many different contemporary implications in music poetry and literature Literature has been liberated considerably The poetic form has been changed to inaugurate a new poetic form an American form There was less emphasis on tradition and more emphasis on the individual talent wwwrohansdsuedu One of the most important contributions to contemporary verse was to take poetry out of the classrooms and into non-academic setting-coffee houses jazz clubs large public auditoriums and even athletic stadiums Poetry is more popular and more read than anytime in history not only spoken poetry but also sung poetry of a high order The literature coordinated by pop music with a way of dressing with a way of life it something that has influenced the youth of the world not only in Western countries but Eastern countries as well wwwcharmnet Music has been influenced greatly by Beat writing The lyrics of many great songs have forever been changed by the writing of the Beat Generation Bob Dylans favorite poet was Allen Ginsberg Ginsberg became one of Dylans greatest friends He worked on many projects with DylanThe band Rage Against the Machine has many of Ginsbergs poems and words show up in their songs
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