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The Beat Generation

"Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and a guy named Lucien Carr …they started visiting San Francisco and moved out there and they found that it was a perfectly sympathetic environment for them." Dennis McNally, author of “A Long Strange Trip,” describes opting for a more bohemian lifestyle and breaking away from the conformities of the 1950s. A group of writers known as “The Beats” sparked a cultural phenomenon.

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