• Allen Ginsberg Kerouac One Whitman
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    ALLEN GINSBERG Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, to a Jewish Russian immigrant family. His father, Louis, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a moderate Jewish Socialist. His mother, Naomi, was a radical Communist who went insane and got institutionalized in early adulthood. While dealing with his mother's problems, he was struggling with his own budding homosexuality. In the 1940's, Ginsberg entered Columbia University as a pre-law student, but late changed to ...
  • Walt Whitman Allen Walked Ginsberg
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    I walked down to the laboratory, and got ready to time travel. I think I was still in shock, because I didn t fully believe they could do it. When I got there I went through some endurance test. After these tests, I was ready. I put on my special gravity suit, made out of titanium. I needed it so the force of gravity wouldn t liquefy my bones. I got into the pod, and shut the door 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Strolling down the streets of San Francisco around 1 a. m. , I came upon this small c...
  • Kenneth Rexroth Reading Allen Poetry
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    Six poets at the Six Gallery. Kenneth Rexroth, M. C. Remarkable collection of angels all gathered at once in the same spot. Wine, music, dancing girls, serious poetry, free satori. Small collection for wine and postcards. Charming event. - from postcard printed by Allen Ginsberg to publicize 1955 Six Gallery Reading The Evening as told by Michael Schumacher in Dharma Lion On the night of its most historic reading, the Six Gallery seemed to have attracted every significant member of what would l...
  • Allen Ginsberg Howl Holy Poem Poetry
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    Allen Ginsberg and HOWL: Analysis and Response Throughout the ages of poetry, there is a poet who stands alone, a prominent figure who represents the beliefs and mor s of the time. During the 1950's and 1960's, the Beatnik era in America brought forth poets who wrote vivid, realistic poetry in response to the rise of bigotry, crimes against the innocent, and the loss of faith in the national government. With little euphemism, they wrote about homosexual sex, drug abuse, and other brazen topics. ...
  • Ectroshock Web Mental Ginsberg
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    From my webpage at web From the 1930's to the 1960's, early attempts to combine the psychiatric goals of restoring mental health with new advances in medical science would produce tragic results for many of those who trusted modern psychiatry to provide comfort and healing. During this time, science, psychiatry, ambition, power, and politics came together to leave behind a controversial history of events that destroyed the trust and hope placed by many upon modern science and left behind a trail...
  • Haight Ashbury Neil Poet Community
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    Michael Bowen-Artist Michael Bowen was instrumental in many of the key developments in the Haight-Ashbury. He helped Allan Cohen turn his dream of a "rainbow-colored newspaper" into reality, contributing art, obtaining funding, and even turning his apartment over to The Oracle for office use. Michael, along with the Oracle, organized the "Love Pageant Rally", which was held to protest the outlawing of LSD on October 6, 1966. Surprised at the larger than expected turnout, he and others envisioned...
  • Howl Kaddish By Allen Ginsberg
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    As you read the first lines of Howl and Kaddish, the overall tone of the poem hits you right in the face. Allen Ginsberg, the poet, presents these two poems as complaints and injustices. He justifies these complaints in the pages that follow. Ginsberg also uses several literary techniques in these works to enhance the images for the reader. His own life experiences are mentioned in the poems, the majority of his works being somewhat biographical. It is said that Allen Ginsberg was ahead of his t...
  • Allen Ginsberg The Literature Of Protest
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    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was an important figure in the Beat Generation Movement that took place right before the revolutionary American 60's. Other major beat writers (also called beatniks) were: Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. The beat poetry was meant to be oral and very effective in readings. It developed out of poetry readings in underground clubs. (a beautiful image of these secret clubs can be found in the movie called! SS Dead Poet's Society! " with Robin Williams pl...
  • Neal Cassady Kerouac Pranksters Beat
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    Neal Cassady: The Man Who Set The World Free Neal Cassady grew up as a quasi-homeless wayfaring boy with his alcoholic, unemployed father in the projects of Denver. His unconventional upbringing led to adolescence rife with theft, drug use, and extreme sexual awakening at a young age. Cassady grew up quite quickly and led an overexposed life, which foreshadows his death at the age of 42 of exposure, next to railroad tracks in Mexico. His life, however, seems to be regarded by many as the eighth ...
  • The Beat In Allen Ginsberg's America
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    A half century ago, American poetics redefined itself when it made some organic changes. Traditional verse, as its force-fed rhyme and meter schemes often restricts any accurate report, was subdued and chastised in favor of a more-realistic, a more human-excretory approach to writing verse. Both the Projectivist and the Beat poets, led by Charles Olson and Allen Ginsberg respectively, were instrumental leaders in this mapping of future poetics. They felt communication to be a fine-tuned relation...
  • Allen Ginsberg America Howl Fbi
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    Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in America In Allen Ginsberg's Poetry By Matt FeekoMrs. JuengerEnglish 118 April 1999 Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in America In Allen Ginsberg's Poetry Allen Ginsberg started his infamous life as a revolutionary and poet of the beat generation when he began attending Colombia University. While at Colombia Ginsberg met friend and mentor Jack Kerouac whom he would later join to form the School of Disembodied Poets. During ...
  • Social Pressures In Ginsberg's Howl
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    Social 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 today's society. But in this world of fairytale movies and the "American Dream," what about those who didn't fit into the picture of perfection and prosperity These men became...
  • Ectroshock Mental Ginsberg Electroshock
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    The Foetid Halls " wards of the mad towns of the East, Pilgrim State's, Rockland's and Greystone's foetid halls" -Allen Ginsberg, "Howl" From the 1930's to the 1960's, early attempts to combine the psychiatric goals of restoring mental health with new advances in medical science would produce tragic results for many of those who trusted modern psychiatry to provide comfort and healing. During this time, science, psychiatry, ambition, power, and politics came together to leave behind a controvers...
  • Allen Ginsberg Drugs Made Poet
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    Allen Ginsberg, a beat poet, made his debut appearance in the 1960's with his poem "Howl" (see Appendix A). The poem made headlines and began a new era of poetry that was influenced by 'sex, drugs, and rock and roll'. Ginsberg's writings were a combination of Blake, Whitman, Pound, and Williams, all of which he met while he was attending Columbia University. (Schwartzman) With his new style of writing, Ginsberg opened many new doors for poets and writers in America. He had no fear of writing wh...
  • Allen Ginsberg Life Mother Wrote
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    The often explicit and always vivid writings of Allen Ginsberg seemed to stem from his own life. Allen's childhood in the city, political issues of the times, and the trials of understanding the vast psychology of human beings often emerged. His mother, Naomi Ginsberg, frequently tended to appear as topic or subject matter in Allen's work as well. His writing would describe her life, her beliefs, and her mental misfortune, how they affected him, and how his own experiences compared. The course v...
  • Allen Ginsberg Beat Kerouac Generation
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    Allen Allen Ginsberg ALLEN GINSBERG Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, to a Jewish Russian immigrant family. His father, Louis, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a moderate Jewish Socialist. His mother, Naomi, was a radical Communist who went insane and got institutionalized in early adulthood. While dealing with his mother's problems, he was struggling with his own budding homosexuality. In the 1940's, Ginsberg entered Columbia University as a pre-law student...
  • Allen Ginsberg Howl Holy Poem 8216
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    Allen Ginsberg and HOWL: Analysis and Response Throughout the ages of poetry, there is a poet who stands alone, a prominent figure who represents the beliefs and mor s of the time. During the 1950's and 1960's, the Beatnik era in America brought forth poets who wrote vivid, realistic poetry in response to the rise of bigotry, crimes against the innocent, and the loss of faith in the national government. With little euphemism, they wrote about homosexual sex, drug abuse, and other brazen topics. ...
  • Allen Ginsberg America Poem Time
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    Allen Ginsberg's America It Allen Ginsberg's America Essay, Research Paper It has been established over the centuries that the poet, rather than representing the voice of the civilized, cultured society, is the voice of alienation and separation. Poets of social protest are intended to reside outside of society s limiting structure, disillusioned by its elitism, social injustice, industrialism, materialism, and by its reckless plummet into a void of spiritual deterioration. Allen Ginsberg s Amer...
  • Allen Ginsberg's Life Poetry 8211 Poet
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    Ann Allen Ginsberg's Life Ann Charters Ginsberg, Allen (3 June 1926-6 Apr. 1997), poet, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the younger son of Louis Ginsberg, a high school English teacher and poet, and Naomi Levy Ginsberg. Ginsberg grew up with his older brother Eugene in a household shadowed by his mother's mental illness; she suffered from recurrent epileptic seizures and paranoia. An active member of the Communist Party-USA, Naomi Ginsberg took her sons to meetings of the radical left dedicated ...
  • American Poets Compare Walt Whitman
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    Compare and contrast the work of at least two poets on the theme of American society and its values. Walt Whitman (1819-92) wrote, The chief reason for the being of the United States of America is to bring about the common good will of all mankind, the solidarity of the world (Leaves of Grass). Walt Whitman, one of the most influential poets to come out of America was a true patriot. This loyalty to his country is clear in his poetry which continually praises the United States, and was born out ...