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William Carlos Williams Allen Ginsberg
1,601 wordsIrwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey. Louis Ginsberg, Allens dad, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a Jewish Socialist. His wife, Naomi, was a radical Communist and nudist who went tragically insane in early adulthood. A shy and complicated child growing up in Paterson, New Jersey, Allen's home life was dominated by his mother's bizarre and frightening episodes. A severe paranoid, she trusted Allen when she was convinced the rest of the family and the...
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Allen Ginsberg Jack Kerouac
1,447 wordsBorn on March 12, 1922, the youngest of three children in a French-Canadian family that had established itself in Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac was by the age of ten already aiming to become a writer. His father ran a print shop and published a local newsletter called the Spotlight. Before long he began writing and producing his own sport sheet, which he sold to friends and acquaintances in Lowell. He attended both Catholic and public schools, and won athletic scholarships to the Horace Ma...
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Ginsberg Howl A Counterculture Manifesto
2,051 wordsAllen Ginsberg dives into the wreck of himself and of the world around him to salvage himself and something worth saving of the world. In this process, he composes Howl to create a new way of observation for life through the expression of counterculture. Protesting against technocracy, sex and revealing sexuality, psychedelic drugs, visionary experience, breaking the conventions of arts and literature; all basic characteristics of counterculture are combined and celebrated in Howl, as it becomes...
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Ginsberg Howl A Counterculture Manifesto
2,093 words... heir intellectual practices are being accused of obscenity. They are in the land where they are labeled as mad, though nobody understands that the whole land is a big flat madhouse. There are different images of Rockland, which share the same theme of The Waste Land. In fact, Howl becomes a scream from a paddy wagon where even a scream has structure. Cynthia Ozick observes, Ginsberg's Howl, the single poem most representative of the break with Eliot, may owe as much, thematically, to The Wes...
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Grateful Dead Uncle Johns
3,012 wordster> Fear and Loathing in a Clockwork Age Ah! The noble search for identity. That intangible achievement that all artists lust after and lay in torment over. And during the post war era that struggle reached incredible magnitudes. The world cried out for legions of anti-heroes, who were only virtuous in their unapologetic and brutally honest lack of virtue. And the art world provided as many counter culture messiahs as was needed to "Damn the Man." The Beats, hippies, and punks are evi...
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Upper Middle Class Beat Generation
2,502 wordsThe Beat Generation According to Jack Kerouac, who originally named the Beat Generation (in a conversation with John Clellon Holmes in 1948) and who was its principal chronicler and representative, the Beat Generation had already begun to emerge during World War II. Kerouac recalled meeting hipsters in New York City in 1944 and feeling an affinity with them and sensing that some new consciousness was being born. Anyway, the hipsters, whose music was bop, they looked like criminals but they kept ...
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Civil Rights Act World War Ii
1,721 wordsCauses of the Counter-Culture that was the Hippies As the 1950 s rolled along and the 1960 s came into effect, the world was thrown into a topspin that would soon define every generation of youths. As the trends changed and the music got more complex a deeper metamorphosis was taking place inside every city and every person. To develop a counterculture in the 1960 s there had to be new ideas circulating that were counter-norm. These ideas were not developed right away for any one reason, though....
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Allen Ginsberg Grateful Dead
1,106 wordsCauses of the Counter-Culture that was the Hippies As the boring fifties rolled along and the sixties catching speed the world was thrown into a topspin that would soon define every generation of youths. As the trends changed and the music got more complex a deeper metamorphosis was taking place inside every city and every person. With these new feelings and desires for the future our world soon developed our own counter-culture. This was not developed right away for any one reason, though. Just...
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Walt Whitman Allen Ginsberg
660 wordsAllen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 3, 1926. His father, Louis Ginsberg, was a published poet and a high school teacher. His mother, Naomi, was a radical Communist, paranoid, psychotic, and died in a mental institution in 1956. Ginsberg also had a brother who became a lawyer in Paterson, New Jersey. Ginsberg s childhood was very complicated. Ginsberg s mother only trusted him and thought that the rest of the family and the world was plotting against her. Ginsberg...
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Allen Ginsberg Spoken Word
1,002 wordsWhat [did Interviews David Ossman What [did you learn from]... the Black Mountain people, and [William Carlos] Williams? From Williams, mostly how to write in my own language how to write the way I speak rather than the way I think a poem ought to be written to write just the way it comes to me, in my own speech, utilizing the rhythms of speech rather than any kind of metrical concept. To talk verse. Spoken verse. From Pound, the same concepts that went into the Imagists poetry the idea of the i...
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Works Of Art Part Of The Poem
1,378 wordsJack Kerouac was a poet who focused on the forgotten people of the world. Wherever he traveled he found the places nobody wanted to find and turned the un-pretty into magnificent poetry. Kerouac used the people no one wanted to remember and turned them into poetic works of art. Jack Kerouac? s life was filled with adventure and self-destruction. Born on March 12, 1922, Kerouac grew up in the poor city of Lowell, Massachusetts. His life was tormented with poverty and alcoholism, first by his fath...
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Contemporary Literary Criticism House Un American Activities Committee
1,759 wordsLawrence Ferlinghetti's Politics I hope I wont seem too politically incorrect for saying this but after immersing myself in the writings of the guilt-obsessed asexual Jack Kerouac, the ridiculously horny Allen Ginsberg and the just plain sordid William S. Boroughs its nice to read a few poems by a guy who can get excited about a little candy store under the El or a pretty woman letting a stocking drop to the floor (? Literary Kicks? ). For casual reading, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poetry is cheerf...
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Allen Ginsberg Work
880 wordsRimbaud and Ginsberg as Modern Poets Anyone who has read a fair sampling of modernist poetry or studied some representative visionary poets has found the experience something of a revelation. Immediately exhilarating for some, initially intimidating for others and, for all of us, a profound departure from traditional literature. According to Rimbaud, for a poet to be absolutely modern he must become a visionary and a poet makes himself a visionary through a long, boundless and systematized disor...
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Influenced Greatly Allen Ginsberg
1,326 wordsBeat Poets By: James Degree The Beat Movement in modern literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Incorporating influences such as jazz, art, literature, philosophy and religion, the beat writers created a new and prophetic vision of modern life and changed the way a generation of people sees the world. That generation is mow aging and its representative voices are becoming lost to eternity, but the message is alive and well. The Beats have fo...
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Allen Ginsberg Ping Pong
1,149 wordsSocial Pressures Reflected in Ginsberg's Howl Post World War II America produced a number of images that will be forever imprinted on the minds of Americans. Such images as television shows like Leave It To Beaver and I Love Lucy, movies such as An Affair To Remember, and Brigadoon, are watched frequently even in todays society. But in this world of fairytale movies and the American Dream, what about those who didnt fit into the picture of perfection and prosperity? These men became the basis of...
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