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Avant-Garde and the Beat Movement/Beat Generation

Post  pfmh on December 11th 2008, 11:53 am

Avant-Garde:
This is a French word that means "advance guard" literally. It was first used as a military term, but is now used to describe any form of art that has "advanced the guard" or "pushed the envelope" of modern art. It can basically be anything -- anything that has NEVER been used before. It "explicitly values novelty and formal innovation in the arts". Examples of avant-garde in literature include James Joyce's confusing Ulysses and T.S. Eliot's famous poem The Wasteland. Avante-Garde was also used particularly in some French films of the 20th century, Salvadore Dali being one of the more well-known directors.





The Beat Movement or the Beat Generation
The Beat Movement/Generation was a group of "anti-intellectuals" in the late 50s and early 60s who sought to reflect the "real life of the streets" by adopting a style of writing that was unrevised and free form. Many of the writers of this movement tried to expand thier concsiousnesess (sp?) by experimenting with drugs, sex, and mysticism, and were drawn to Buddhism; they rejected the intelectual "square" ideologies of the day and thought them to be too mannered and false. Centered in the cities of New York and San Francisco, the movement involved now famous writers like Jack Kerouac (On the Road) and Allen Ginsberg (Howl).

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Post  pfmh on December 11th 2008, 1:36 pm



T.S. Elliot wrote the avant-garde poem The Wasteland.



Salvador Dali was a famous artist of the surreal and avant-garde.



Allen Ginsberg, a well-known Beat Poet.

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