Friday, February 25, 2011

Something interesting.

X is a group of American post-WWII writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, as well as the cultural phenomena that they both documented and inspired. Central elements of this culture included experimentation with drugs and alternative forms of sexuality, an interest in Eastern Religion, a rejection of materialism, and the idealizing of exuberant, unexpurgated means of expression and being.

The members developed a reputation as new bohemian hedonists, who celebrated non-conformity and spontaneous creativity.

The original writers met in New York. Later, the central figures ended up together in San Francisco in the mid-1950s where they met and became friends with figures associated with the San Francisco Renaissance.

In the 1960s, elements of the expanding movement were incorporated into the Hippie Counterculture.

Cool Cat is usually portrayed as a Y.

X-is the group; Y-members are called by this term.

(And I don't know what's up with the font colors)


raj_tejas said...

X - Beat generation
Y - Hippie?

Respectful Disagreement said...

Beat Generation and Beatnik.

trio1611 said...

Respectful disagreement is correct.
Beat generation and beatnik.