Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)

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Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) is a person.



  1. Ginsberg, Allen (2000), Deliberate Prose: Selected Essays 1952–1995. Foreword by Edward Sanders. New York: Harper Collins, pp. xx–xxi.
  2. de Grazia, Edward. (1992) Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius. New York: Random House, pp. 330–31.
  3. About Allen Ginsberg. December 29, 2002
  4. Ginsberg, Allen "Howl" pp. 13–15.
  5. Kramer, Jane (1968), Allen Ginsberg in America. New York: Random House, pp. 43–46, on Ginsberg's first meeting with Orlovsky and the conditions of their "marriage." Also see, Miles, pp. 178–79, on Ginsberg's description of sex with Orlovsky as "one of the first times that I felt open with a boy."
  6. de Grazia, Edward. (1992) Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius. New York: Random House, p. 338.
  7. Miles, pp. 440–44.
  8. Miles, pp. 454–55.
  9. Ginsberg, Allen Deliberate Prose, the foreword by Edward Sanders, p. xxi.
  10. Vendler, Helen (January 13, 1986) "Books: A Lifelong Poem Including History", The New Yorker, p. 81.
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  12. Miles, p. 484.
  13. Allen Ginsberg.



    I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, 
      dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, 
      angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night, 
      who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of 
             cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz, 
      who bared their brains to Heaven under the El and 
             saw Mohammedan angels staggering on tenement roofs illuminated, 
      who passed through universities with radiant cool eyes 
             hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war, 
      who were expelled from the academies for crazy & 
             publishing obscene odes on the windows of the skull, 
      who cowered in unshaven rooms in underwear, burning their money in wastebaskets and listening 
            to the Terror through the wall, 
      who got busted in their pubic beards returning through 
             Laredo with a belt of marijuana for New York, 
      who ate fire in paint hotels or drank turpentine in 
             Paradise Alley, death, or purgatoried their torsos night after night 
      with dreams, with drugs, with waking nightmares, alcohol and cock and endless balls,