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  • Lives Of Ginsberg And Whitman
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    Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg defined a generation with his writing. He was modern, radical, bold and defiant. He had a strong belief in eastern religions and reincarnation. He truly believed that he was a direct descendant of some of the greatest writers of all time. The most trenchant of these were Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Ginsberg's writing was immediately absorbed by the public. His most famous poem, Howl was the first major American work of the era that spo...
  • Ginsberg With The Help Of Walt Whitman
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    "A Supermarket in California" and "Constantly Risking Absurdity" Allen Ginsberg's poem "A Supermarket in California" and Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem "Constantly Risking Absurdity" describe the struggle within to find beauty and self worth. Where Allen Ginsberg is lost in the market, desperately trying to find inspiration from Walt Whitman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti portrays the image of the poet frantically trying to balance on a high wire, risking not only absurdity, but also death. Both of these ...
  • Ginsberg's Poem
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    Reprinted from the book, FROM MODERN TO CONTEMPORARY: AMERICAN POETRY 1945-1965 by James E. Breslin published by the University of Chicago Press, copyright 1983, 1994 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. This text may be used and shared in accordance with the fair use provisions of US and international copyright law and agreement, and it may be archived and redistributed in electronic form, provided that this entire notice, including copyright information, is carried and provided t...
  • Ginsberg's America It Allen
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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...
  • America Walt Whitman And Allen Ginsberg
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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 ...

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