Who is Allen Ginsberg?

  • (noun): United States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997).
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Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg ( /ˈɡɪnzbərɡ/; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem "Howl", in which he celebrated his fellow "angel-headed hipsters" and harshly denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States. It is one of the classic poems of the Beat Generation. The poem, which was dedicated to writer Carl Solomon, opens:

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Life And Times Of Allen Ginsberg
... The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg is a 1993 film by Jerry Aronson chronicling the poet Allen Ginsberg's life from his birth and early childhood ... At the time, Allen was still alive ... Aronson showed the film to Ginsberg, the poet is reported to have nodded his head thoughtfully and said, "So, that's Allen Ginsberg." When Allen passed in 1997, Jerry ...
Allen Ginsberg - Bibliography
... and Poems 1937-1952 (Da Capo Press, 2006) The Letters of Allen Ginsberg (Philadelphia, Da Capo Press, 2008) ISBN 978-0-306-81463-1 The Selected Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder (Counterpoint, 2009) ...
Mac Dougal Street - Historic Locations and Residents
... at 32 West 8th Street is the former location of 8th Street Books, where Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg first met ... used to be the The Gaslight Cafe, where Gregory Corso, Bob Dylan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones, Jack Kerouac, Ray Bremser, and ... Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Miles Davis, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, Jack Kerouac, Jackson Pollock, William Styron, Dylan Thomas, Gore Vidal, and many others ...
Corso: The Last Beat - Synopsis
... one of four in the inner circle of the Beats, along with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S ... CORSO - the most colorful of the inner circle of “THE BEATS”, who along with KEROUAC, GINSBERG and BURROUGHS, changed world culture and social history ... ended up at Harvard, and eventually met Allen Ginsberg at a dyke bar in the Village, and was fused into the nucleus of “The Beats” big bang ...
Corso: The Last Beat - The Making of Corso, The Last Beat
... Gregory Corso who unlike his compatriot Allen Ginsberg, avoided publicity and promotion of the "Beat" label, refused all film and biography requests ... Allen Ginsberg introduced Corso to filmmaker Gustave Reininger, and after a lengthy quiz on Gilgamesh, Heraclitus, and St ... Ginsberg offered to rein in Corso, known for his boisterous and confrontational antics, however a month after Corso agreed, Ginsberg fell it and died precipitously ...

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    angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to
    the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night!
    Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in the
    tomatoes!—and you, Garcia Lorca, what were you doing down by
    the watermelons?
    —Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    In ceremonies of the horsemen,
    Even the pawn must hold a grudge.
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941)