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  Allen Ginsberg
Allen was born in 1926 and grew up in Patterson, New Jersey, right across the Hudson River from New York City.
His mother, Naomi, was diagnosed as a schizophrenic, and even though Ginsberg was only a child, it would often fall upon him to care for her.
Ginsberg got caught up in all the sex, drugs, and creativity that the beat generation seemed to espouse and surround itself with.
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  Allen Ginsberg - Poems, Biography, Quotes
Ginsberg, Allen (3 June 1926-6 Apr. 1997), poet, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the younger son of Louis Ginsberg, a high school English teacher and poet, and Naomi Levy Ginsberg.
Ginsberg grew up with his older brother Eugene in a household shadowed by his mother's mental illness; she suffered from recurrent epileptic seizures and paranoia.
An active member of the Communist Party-USA, Naomi Ginsberg took her sons to meetings of the radical left dedicated to the cause of international Communism..
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  Inside Allen Ginsberg: His biographer keeps it real   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ginsberg was a libidinous chap as well, with a constant eye for attractive young men during his college tours.
Ginsberg died in 1997 at 71, but despite his fame, he was far from being a wealthy man. He gave money away helping friends and supporting a variety of causes from Lenny Bruce to antiwar groups.
"Allen was a warm, friendly and caring man who essentially worked on one poem all of his life," his biographer said.
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  Allen Ginsberg - MSN Encarta
Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), American poet, regarded as the spokesman for the Beat Generation of the 1950s.
Ginsberg’s poetry is informal, discursive, and often repetitive.
In the United States young people looked to Ginsberg as a guide through the turbulent 1960s, and although some of his early poems were written under the influence of drugs, in the early 1960s Ginsberg renounced drug use as a form of inspiration.
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  Allen Ginsberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ginsberg used Solomon as an example of all those ground down by the machine of "Moloch." Moloch, to whom the second section is addressed, is a Levantine god to whom children were sacrificed.
Ginsberg said the image of Moloch was inspired by the Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco which appeared to him as a skull; he took it as a symbol of the city (not specifically San Francisco, but all cities).
Ginsberg also played a key role in ensuring that a 1965 protest of the Vietnam war which took place at the Oakland-Berkeley city line and drew several thousand marchers, was not violently interrupted by the California chapter of the notorious motorcycle gang - the Hell's Angels - and their leader, Sonny Barger.
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 SULAIR: AmLitStudies: Allen Ginsberg Papers
Irwin Allen Ginberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926 to Louis and Naomi Ginsberg.
Ginsberg's photographs were also represented in a groundbreaking exhibit organized in 1995 by the Whitney Museum of Art, "Beat Culture and the New America: 1950 - 1965." Ginsberg was a visiting professor at Columbia University in 1986-87, and he taught at Brooklyn College from the fall of 1987 until his death.
Allen Ginsberg died at the age of 70 on April 6, 1997 of a heart attack.
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 A look at Allen Ginsberg | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Ginsberg never stopped trying to be a genius and, once people told him he was, never stopped playing that role.
Ginsberg was the kind of poet who needed to get rolling, to feel the vatic, ecstatic surge of image and inspiration buoy him up.
Ginsberg himself had signed the papers to allow her to be lobotomized, and his remorse was permanent.
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 CMT.com : Allen Ginsberg : Biography
Ginsberg made sporadic recordings of his work, both formal and otherwise, starting in his heyday of the late '50s and continuing into the '90s.
Ginsberg moved to San Francisco in 1954, and that year met artist's model Peter Orlovsky, who became his lover; their relationship, though nonmonogamous and marked by periods of separation, would prove to be lifelong.
Ginsberg's next album was William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience, which set the works of one of his favorite poets to jazzy musical backing; it was issued by Verve in 1970.
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 Allen Ginsberg
Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!" Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg published a volume of poetry which broke so many social taboos that copies were impounded as obscene, and the publisher, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, was arrested.
Allen Ginsberg was born in 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, a son of Naomi Ginsberg and lyric poet Louis Ginsberg.
Allen Ginsberg, poet, social activist and member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, also engaged the attention of the FBI record keepers.
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 Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)
Look Allen, I have adored you, wanted to be like you, wondered what it would be like to walk down the street with you, read you out loud with my friends inthe bar, and all you can do after I edit a Buddhist anthology of poetry is treat me like shit.
Ginsberg became America's most popular and recognizable poet, his balding, bearded visage one of the enduring images of the 1950s beatnik explosion of Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and Neal Cassady.
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born June 3, 1926, in Newark, N.J., the second son of poet Louis Ginsberg and his wife, Naomi.
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 Allen Ginsberg Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926, in Newark, New Jersey, to Russian-Jewish parents.
Contributing to Ginsberg's growing confusion during these years was his growing awareness of his homosexuality, which he concealed from both his peers and his parents until he was in his twenties.
Ginsberg was a survivor, as he outlived enemies like J. Edgar Hoover who thought he was a threat to the establishment.
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 Ginsberg, Allen
The visionary poet and founding father of the Beat generation inspired the American counterculture of the second half of the 20th century with groundbreaking poems such as "Howl" and "Kaddish." Among the avant-garde he was considered a spiritual and sexually liberated ambassador for tolerance and enlightenment.
Allen Ginsberg was one of the most recognizable and contoversial of the Beat figures.
An Allen Ginsberg class on poetry.with topics including the poetry of Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Hart Crane, and Charles Reznikoff, and the role of consciousness and the senses in modernism.
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 Allen Ginsberg's Life
Ginsberg, Allen (3 June 1926-6 Apr. 1997), poet, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the younger son of Louis Ginsberg, a high school English teacher and poet, and Naomi Levy Ginsberg.
Ginsberg grew up with his older brother Eugene in a household shadowed by his mother's mental illness; she suffered from recurrent epileptic seizures and paranoia.
Ginsberg's courage, his humanitarian political views and support of homosexuality, his engagement in Eastern meditation practices, and his charismatic personality made him one of the favorite spokesmen chosen by a younger generation of radicalized Americans known as "hippies" during the end of this turbulent decade.
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 Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997
Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, on June 3, 1926, the second of two children of Louis and Naomi Ginsberg.
Among the varied influences on Allen during his childhood and adolescence, several seem especially significant in the formation of the future poet and political and social activist.
The period of the late 1940s and early 1950s were difficult ones for Ginsberg, as he continued trying to learn his craft as a poet while working in a series of minor, dead-end jobs.
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 LitKicks: Allen Ginsberg
Ginsberg followed 'Howl' with several other important new poems, such as 'Sunflower Sutra.' Now at a critical stage in his career, he was somehow able to avoid the 'fame burnout' that would soon engulf Kerouac.
Ginsberg can be seen standing in the alley in the background of Dylan's 1965 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' video, and would later play a major part in Dylan's 1977 film 'Renaldo and Clara.' Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Michael McClure led the crowd in chanting 'OM' at the San Fransisco Be-In in 1967.
Ginsberg, Burroughs, Jean Genet and Terry Southern were key figures at the Chicago Democratic Convention antiwar protests in 1968.
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 American Masters . Allen Ginsberg | PBS
llen Ginsberg, the visionary poet and founding father of the Beat generation inspired the American counterculture of the second half of the 20th century with groundbreaking poems such as "Howl" and "Kaddish." Among the avant-garde he was considered a spiritual and sexually liberated ambassador for tolerance and enlightenment.
To many, their shabby dress and "hip" language seemed irresponsible, but in their actions could be found the seeds of a revolution that was meant to cast off the shackles of the calm and boring social life of the post-war era.
Ginsberg’s use of a gritty vernacular and an improvisational rhythmical style created a poetry which seemed haphazard and amateur to many of the traditional poets of the time.
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 CNN - Poet Allen Ginsberg dead at 70 - April 5, 1997
Ginsberg and the other "beat" writers are credited with starting a genre of American prose and poetry in the late 1940s that celebrated free-wheeling Bohemians skeptical of moral codes and political power.
Ginsberg along with writers such as Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, William Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Lucien Carr came to embody the anti-establishment, non-conformist literary movement that experimented heavily with hallucinogenic drugs.
Ginsberg became a celebrant of the counterculture movement of the 1960s, a ubiquitous figure at poetry readings on college campuses, a strident critic of the war in Vietnam and an advocate for gay rights.
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 remembering allen ginsberg
Ginsberg was 70, and according to his archivist and personal assistant, he worked right up to the end, calling friends to tell them he was dying, writing letters and writing a few last poems.
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born June 3, 1926 in Newark, N.J., the second son of Louis and Naomi Ginsberg, and was raised in Paterson, N.J. He read and was influenced by the poetry of William Blake, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, Ezra Pound and Paterson poet William Carlos Williams.
Ginsberg maintained that blues lyrics were the greatest body of American poetry to be found anywhere, and he urged the teaching of blues lyrics in university-level poetry classes.
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 Allen Ginsberg   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ginsberg gave the very first poetry reading I ever went to, at Queens College in 1958 or 1959.
Ginsberg wasn't assigned in my modern poetry course, though I think some of the older students wanted to be Beat poets.
The reading began with Ginsberg sitting in the aisle with his harmonium doing his extended "Om," then ascending to the platform on the altar.
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 Allen Ginsberg: The Biography Project
Ginsberg is suspended from Columbia in the Spring of 1945 for allowing a distraught Kerouac to sleep in his room, and for writing "Butler has no Balls" (for the president of Columbia, Nicholas Butler) on his window.
Ginsberg is arrested in April of 1949 while riding in a car stolen by some of Huncke's friends.
Edgar Hoover to the Secret Service in 1965, Ginsberg was cited as an "Internal Security--Cuba" case, and a potential threat to the president of the United States.
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 Allen Ginsberg Biography and Summary
Allen Ginsberg's reputation as a major poet is now secure; he has outlived the other major poets of mid-century with whom he is frequently compared, such as Charles Olson, Robert Lowell, and Frank O'Hara, who with Ginsberg make up a core of writers that...
Allen Ginsberg is significant not only as a poet but also as a public personality, a social critic, and a cultural phenomenon.
Ginsberg's artistic reputation should be ensured for the future by "Howl" and "Kaddish," his best-known and most substantial po...
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 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, on June 3, 1926.
The son of Louis and Naomi Ginsberg, two Jewish members of the New York literary counter-culture of the 1920s, Ginsberg was raised among several progressive political perspectives.
While Ginsberg claimed that no drugs were involved, he later stated that he used various drugs in an attempt to recapture the feelings inspired by the vision.
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 Allen ginsberg - Allen Ginsberg - Holy Soul Jelly Roll: Poems and Songs 1949-1993
Allen Ginsberg, the visionary poet and founding father of the Beat generation inspired Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 3, 1926.
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, at 2 a.m.
Allen Ginsberg died at the age of 70 on April 6, 1997 of a heart attack.
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 Allen Ginsberg
A rallying cry against all the injustices that threatened to quash the freedoms enjoyed by Ginsberg`s generation, it was...
Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer -- all are ex-friends of Norman Podhoretz, the renowned editor and critic and leading member of the group of New York intellectuals who came to be known as 'the Family.
In the 1950s and early 1960s, Allen Ginsberg and his fellow Beats led an insurrection that profoundly altered the American literary and cultural landscapes.
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 Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) changed the face of American poetry.
Part II is a lament of the state of America that Ginsberg refers to as the biblical figure Moloch.
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