The Beat Movement

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The Beat Movement

The poetry expresses explicitly the desire, already in the air in California and especially in San Francisco, to release the verses from the isolation of libraries. He tried to work out a new poetic language suitable for expressing different and rebellious artistic sensibility, which was to occur even with a non common lifestyle. Provocatively, the pacifist and anarchist individualism, freedom and sexual promiscuity, alcohol and drugs were the tools liberators. As Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote in an essay on the poetry of San Francisco, published in the "Chicago Review" in 1958, the new poetry could be called "street poetry", as was to bring poetry into the street, where it once was, out faculties and, above all, out of the printed pages. The word “printed”, in fact, had made the poetry silent, while it should be a spoken poetry, an oral message.

Beat movement, also called Beat Generation, American social and literary movement originating in the 1950s .Beat doesn’t mean tired , or bushed, so much as it means beato, the Italian for beatific : to be in a state of beatitude , like St. Francis, trying to love all life, trying to be utterly sincere with everyone, practising endurance, kindness, cultivating joy of heart.


The Beat movement


Jazz music was based on a combinations of African musical elements, mixed with harmonies became from European classical music.Important feature of jazz is improvisation. In the form that was called "free jazz" and that had its goldenage in the sixties and seventies, the topic could also disappear in experiments that were called "total improvisation collective".The musical life developed near Broadway in numerous clubs.Parker was playing very quickly, with new agreements and a shrill voice. Parker was in favor of the revolution of jazz that showed the pride of black people against racial prejudice.

He was a saxophonist and composer of jazz music, remembered for being one of the founding fathers of the musical movement called bebop, as well as his mastery of technique sassofonistica.The figure of Charlie Parker is identified with the birth, development and decline of bebop. He was also a character from the tormented life, marked by dependence on drugs and alcohol.Parker through his musical style and his lifestyle has inspired poets of the Beat Generation, in whose lyrical jazz and Parker himself are often cited.

"And I trudge them below as I have done all my life with people who m 'interests, because the only people for me are the mad ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center of the outbreak and they go 'Ooohhh ! '




On The Road

The story is very simple and fun. It's a kind of diary talking about crazy travels up and down the west coast and mexico. A journey in post-war to the rythm of jazz music, always looking for a new way of life pure and crazy. Sal and Dean, fraternal friends, enbark on a long journey without moneyand without a goal. They met the most extravagant and crazy people. Between loves, friendship and grudges, these experiences amazes and excites helping them to rediscover the beauty of the pure life.

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