the work of the Beats “has perhaps been more misinterpreted than nearly any literary group in history”

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“More than a half-century after their emergence, the Beats still offer up wild style, a sense of freedom and wonder for the natural world almost unrivaled in postwar literature. But their work has perhaps been more misinterpreted than nearly any literary group in history — partially because there was no consistent ideology binding them. As Ferlinghetti put it succinctly: ‘The Beat Generation was just Allen Ginsberg’s friends.’”

Driving the Beat Road – Jeff Weiss (writer,) Erin Patrick O’Connor (video) – Washington Post – 6/30/17

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