[Ads-l] Antedating of "Beat Generation"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Jun 26 15:27:14 UTC 2015

beat generation (OED 1952)

1948 John Clellon Holmes _Journal_ 10 Dec. in Arthur Knight _The Beat Vision: A Primary Sourcebook_ (1987)  Kerouac speaks to Harrington (in a letter written and mailed from here) about "the beat generation," the "generation of furtives".

Fred Shapiro

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