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    English Professor releases two books on the Beat Generation

    Queens College Professor John Tytell taught English and literature for more than 50 years. He recently released two new books titled “Writing Beat and Other Occasions of Literary Mayhem” and “The Beat Interviews,” which both examine legendary writers of the Beat Generation. Tytell discovered the works by Beat Generation writers while in college and was interested in what the writers wrote about conditions in America. The Beat Generation refers to a period where writers such as created poetry critiquing American society in the 1950s. “I was reading these writers when I was an undergraduate at City College of New York. I wasn’t reading these works as part of any course…