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2016-01-17 02:18:31 Post No. 7594364
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Thoughts on the Beat Generation? As much as I can appreciate them contextually/historically, and like some of them more than others (like Ginsberg), I'm not sure if I'm a huge fan of them in general, especially some of the stuff that came from Burroughs and Kerouac.
I dunno, as much as they broke away from the very traditionalist mold of their time, I think they seem to have given rise to this oxymoronically tired, pretentious, self-absorbed attitude toward literature. It's a similar sort of distasteful voice I observe in other movements like dirty realism or Gonzo journalism.