This background certainly did influence his evolution as a revolutionary poet. His father, Louis Ginsberg, was a teacher and a poet, whose work was published in New York Times. During Ginsberg¡¦s childhood, his mother, Naomi Ginsberg, started to suffer from paranoia. She was institutionalized and eventually lobotomized. She died in an asylum in 1956. her life is the subject one Allen¡¦s poem entitled ¡§Kaddish¡¨ and which was written as a compensation of her funeral service.
Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey. His mother, Naomi, was a Russian immigrant, and his father Louis was a poet and Paterson, NJ teacher. Allen’s childhood was not always a happy one; Naomi went back and forth from mental hospitals and endured the physical abuse of Louis. She also had Communist leanings, thinking that spies were out to get her and that Hitler was on the way. All of these are mentioned in some of Allen’s works, the topic of many of them.
"Allen's home life was dominated by his mother's bizarre and frightening episodes. A severe paranoid, she often trusted young Allen when she was convinced the rest of the family and world was plotting against her" (Ginsberg, "search" 1). Naomi's mental condition continues to deteriorate, she suffers a series of mental breakdowns, which suggest her illness is permanent. She is placed her under care of the New Jersey Greystone State Mental Hospital. Young Allen begins to write at eleven years of age capturing his thoughts in her first personal journal.
They were discussing the nature of generations, recollecting the glamour of the Lost Generation, and Kerouac said, “Ah, this is nothing but a beat generation” and the name stuck. (Waldman, xiii) The term “beat” had several different meanings in the 1950s but the most common definition meant “run down, tired.” Within that decade the definition began to change to mean “beautiful” or “beatific” which was penned by Kerouac. Not long after the meaning became associated with the idea of a “group of friends who had worked together on their writings. But the most common known definition of “beat generation” is the influence of poets, filmmakers, writers, painters or novelists who believed... ... middle of paper ... ... motivation for their writings. Although Criticism of the Beat’s movement is that the poets rely on “inadequate readings of postwar protest and dissent” (Benette, 180).
In college, Williams was befriended by poet Ezra Pound. He was the main person who encouraged him to continue writing poetry. Williams would come to his dormitory every night and Ezra would help him. Slowly, Ezra developed him into a great poet. After Williams completed his studies, he had his heart set on both writing poetry and a medical career.
In doing this essay I became truly aware of who those first bold few were as writers, pots and visionaries. During my research of the writers and poets Jack Kerouac has intrigued me the most from his first publication in 1950 of “The Town and The City”, to the disappointing seven years of rejection to having his most notable work “On The Road” published in 1957, to the tale of his downward spiral out of control “Big Sur” which may have been his best work before his death in 1969. Works Cited History of the Beat Generation (What’s Beat) http://verein.chillout-pdm.de/beatgeneration/beatis.htm Beat Generation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_Generation
In his autobiography, Holland informs us that he began teaching and writing in 1956. The thought that interested him is how we respond to literature, what criteria that make us like or dislike, or interpret a certain literary work into a certain interpretation. He found that the reason is the unique psychology which differentiates one individual from another: "I decided psychoanalysis was the best way to understand these responses. The reader receives the literary work and re-creates it using his own experiences and imagination, thus he turns it to another work. "3 Holland has been one of the "Buffalo Scholars" who taught in the State University of New York-Buffalo.
As a man of the arts, James believed that literature should offer an experience for a reader that truly resembled life and its many necessities. The movement created from these ideas was known as literary realism and provided a new level of depth and meaning to James works (Chandler). As a citizen of both America and Britain, James was able to cross cultural gaps in his literature exploring the clash of personalities from the regions. The freedom with which he wrote and developed his novels led to the overall enrichment of literature for years to come. As a freedom writer, Henry James assimilated literary realism and cross cultural gaps in his literature that had a strong impact on America (Chandler).
As an adolescent he began studying music and poetry. According to Aristotle, he developed the fundamentals of metaphysics and epistemology. He was greatly influenced by the works of Parmenides and Pythagoras in the meantime he also studied the doctrines of Cratylus (school). These artists had much influence in the life of Plato in his youth however it was not until the meeting with Socrates that Plato began to gain a love for philosophy. Socrates was Plato’s tutor and a well-known eloquent speaker in the community.
It gave him the chance to shape his mind into a poetic state. Mary Tillotson states” Langston hughes struggled with a feeling of loneliness caused by his parent’s divorce.” A great deal and love of reading books gave him a way to deal with the depression of not having that valuable time to spend with both of his parents.From reading so much Hughes grew into the desire to write.The powerful effect from the stories he read, gave Hughes the inspiration to reproduce the same effect through his own writings. All the pain that was forced on Hughes ,by his family situations, gave him the inspiration to write one of his most famous poems,”The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” After high school he moved to Mexico City to live with his father. Hughes father was not open to the idea of his son having the love for poet... ... middle of paper ... ...d by Amy Flick, a big part in his work. Hughes showed that the working class shouldn’t be feared or escaped or pitied, but something to be embraced and valued.