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The Naked Beat


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"What is a Beatnik? What defines it? Is it just the way you dress? The way you speak? Is it a mindset? A way of life? A harmless fad? Author Jack Kerouac christened his generation the "Beat Generation" to describe himself and his artistic friends headquartered in Greenwhich Village, New York. His idea was spawned from the Biblical "Beatitudes," the blessings spoken of by Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount. The word "Beatnik," however, was coined by fellow journalist Herb Caen of the San Francisco Chronicle just a little over a year ago..."

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    Good stuff; I'm learning this morning!

    Christened? (line 4)

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    Christopher almost 4 years ago

    Yep. Typo. I'll fix it.

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