Read this article first,
Article by John C. Holmes, New York Times Magazine, November 16, 1952. “This article introduced the phrase ‘beat generation’ to the world, although the writers who would come to personify this generation would not be published for several years more.”
What does the term “Beat,” as in “Beat Generation” actually refer to? Describe how the author of the article: “This is the Beat Generation” characterizes the “Beat Generation” in its various facets. How well do the two examples of Beat Generation writers embody the author’s characterizations of the Beat Generation?