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Rock lyricists and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Jerry Garcia, and Janis Joplin inherited the Beat legacy in the 1960s. The seminal texts of the Beat movement are Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems (1956), Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (1957), and William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch (1959). The Beat Generation began to take shape when Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs met one another through Lucien Carr in late 1943 and early 1944. Carr’s killing of a friend, David Kammerer, in August 1944 led to the first literary collaboration among the Beats: Kerouac and Burroughs wrote a book about the circumstances of the killing, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks; clearly a beginning effort, it was not published until 2008.

In the 1960s his friends included Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, and Janis Joplin. His drama The Beard (1965) was one of the most notorious plays of the 1960s. In recent years he has performed his poetry accompanied by The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek. His masterpiece is the anti–Vietnam War poem Poisoned Wheat (1965). ” This historic event has been called the birth of the San Francisco Renaissance. Unlike the East Coast Beats, Snyder’s poetry is focused much more on nature, as well as Native American and Asian cultures.

D. S. Senator Joseph McCarthy to expose those Americans posing as patriots and upholders of democracy while potentially harboring communist sympathies. Senator McCarthy’s anticommunist campaign signified the full transformation of containment policy into the domestic realm. The idea that communists and Soviet spies were living in the United States and were employed in government positions struck fear into the American people and set the stage for the infamous HCUA hearings in which people, notably literary and motion-picture celebrities, were investigated on the basis of their alleged association with communism.

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