The Beat Generation was a literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-war era. The bulk of their work was published and popularized throughout the s. The central elements of Beat culture are the rejection of standard narrative values, making a spiritual quest, the exploration of American and Eastern religions, the rejection of economic materialism , explicit portrayals of the human condition , experimentation with psychedelic drugs , and sexual liberation and exploration. Allen Ginsberg 's Howl , William S. Later, in the mids, the central figures, with the exception of Burroughs and Carr, ended up together in San Francisco, where they met and became friends of figures associated with the San Francisco Renaissance. In the s, elements of the expanding Beat movement were incorporated into the hippie and larger counterculture movements. Neal Cassady , as the driver for Ken Kesey 's bus Furthur , was the primary bridge between these two generations. Ginsberg's work also became an integral element of early s hippie culture. Kerouac introduced the phrase "Beat Generation" in to characterize a perceived underground, anti-conformist youth movement in New York. Kerouac allows that it was Huncke, a street hustler, who originally used the phrase "beat", in an earlier discussion with him.
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