Beat Generation

Proper noun.  A group of American writers who came to prominence in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Their most important works are Jack Kerouac's ''On the Road'' (1957), Allen Ginsberg's ''Howl'' (1956), and William S. Burroughs' ''Naked Lunch'' (1959).

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