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    Allen Ginsberg

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    Allen Ginsberg, Covert Patriot Allen Ginsberg is, without a doubt, most famous for his poem "Howl" which he published in October of 1956 through City Lights Books in San Francisco. "Howl", like much of his other poetry, is an intensely personal and also very complex poetic expression lacking rhyme and, to many people, also lacking reason. In actuality, however, "Howl" serves as an autobiographical sketch and it acts, in some ways, as a precursor to his lesser known poem from the same publication

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    Howl by Allen Ginsberg

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    "Howl": How the Poem Came to Be and How it Made Allen Ginsberg Famous When Allen Ginsberg sat down at a secondhand typewriter in 1955 and began the first of his many subsequent drafts of "Howl," he had no idea of the controversy it would cause. I fact, he didn't even set out to write a formal poem and especially not one that he would consider publishing. Instead, what the 29 year old began would materialize into his most famous literary work and the cause of a much publicized trial debating the

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    Allen Ginsberg Influences

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    Allen Ginsberg was a beat poet who rose to popularity in the 1950’s when his two most popular pieces of poetry were published. Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 3, 1926 to parents Naomi and Louis Ginsberg. His parent’s professions seemed to have influenced him since his mother was a political activist and his father was a poet and teacher (Lewis, 2002). One of his most popular works, “Howl”, was a poem written about his thoughts on capitalism and fellow Beat poets, while “Kaddish”

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    ALLEN GINSBERG

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    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 his true love

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    Allen Ginsberg

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    Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg "saw the best minds of his generation destroyed by madness" ("Howl"). He struggled through family conflicts and homosexuality throughout his adolescence, and then he went on to become one of the most read poets of his time. Allen was a strong man who never allowed anything get the best of him, including fear. He made a list of all his fears, large and small, and then worked his way through them, ridding himself of one fear after another (Mitchell 30). His influence

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    Allen 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 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 his education at Colombia University Ginsberg started his highly political and opinionated poems, which would become his signature for the beat generation. The poetry he produced would become the basis of protest and due to this

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    Allen Ginsberg’s three-part poem “Howl,” is an exclamation of utter frustration, fueled by the individuality-shattering, conformity of his time. It is a heartfelt tribute to his fellow angelheaded hipsters, the “best minds” of his generation, “destroyed by madness.” It is the identification and calling out of Moloch: the source of this devastating ailment afflicted upon individuals during the 1940s and 1950s. Finally, it is a notion of sympathy and unity, addressed to Carl Solomon, the recipient

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    Inside the Life of Allen Ginsberg A very well known and unusual poet of the early 1960's Allen Ginsberg captured many supporters and friends with his literary works. Allen Ginsberg led a very atypical life, and his poems reflect his lifestyle and the lifestyle of those who influenced him. Allen's work is a reflection of his life experiences, the vast influences of his family and friends formed him into the superior poet he was. First, one must understand the world that young Allen was born into

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    Aleksandar Cirkovic Professor Kurt Hemmer English 102-055 7 May 2014 Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 2nd, 1926. He experienced a very troubled childhood. His mother, Naomi, suffered from multiple mental illnesses and was institutionalized several times. These problems left Ginsberg feeling emotionally distraught and confused. This is reflected in Ginsberg's later poems since the mother helped to determine his overall character and outlook in very important ways. In his adolescence

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