Essays Tagged: "Allen Ginsberg"

Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Politics

immersing myself in the writings of the guilt-obsessed asexual Jack Kerouac, the ridiculously horny Allen Ginsberg and the just plain sordid William S. Boroughs... it's nice to read a few poems by a g ... hened when he was put on trial for publishing a highly controversial collection of poems written by Allen Ginsberg. Lawrence Ferlinghetti has chosen to express his political views through his poetry. ...

(7 pages) 50 0 4.7 Jun/1995

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Review and analysis of the poem "America" by Allen Ginsberg - written as a lecture, but is in essay format

Allen Ginsberg has been credited "the single greatest influence on the American poetic voice since W ... himself, and Ginsberg would most probably agree, being his own biggest fan. "America" is typical of Allen Ginsberg in that it's increadibly long. Allen Ginsbergs poems are characteristically long wind ... nteresting perspective- often political, cynical or sexual- which is why people either love or hate Allen Ginsberg's work. His pieces are often like cleverly constructed diary entries with a slightly ...

(2 pages) 10003 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Allen Ginsberg." Gives a short biography, tells what elements of poetry he used,who impacted his life the most, and what I felt about his work.

Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg was a man known for his crazy, grotesque beats. He made many officials ... 26. His dad, Louis Ginsberg, was a published poet, a high school teacher, and a moderate socialist. Allen's mom, Naomi, was a radical communist and irresponsible nudist who went insane in early adulth ... and thinking he and his friends were striving for a great poetic vision. During the summer of 1948, Allen had a vision in which the poet William Blake came to him and that changed him forever. The who ...

(4 pages) 73 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Lawrence Ferlinghetti a 1950's revolutionary poet.

easily affordable, and the small paperbacks are still a common sight today. Ferlinghetti published Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' as Pocket Poets Number Four, and was tried on obscenity charges for this. He ...

(2 pages) 42 0 2.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The Price of Individuality in Modern America

e that were promised by our forefathers. Individualism is a large part of freedom, which makes it challenging to appropriately discuss the concept of the individual in American Literature among such a ... ature among such a diverse audience. It is interesting to note how two completely singular authors--Allen Ginsberg and Walt Whitman-- from two totally distant eras, address the concept of the individu ...

(8 pages) 170 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A look at Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation.

h century to come out of the norm in traditional literature and set a precedent for future writers. Allen Ginsberg was a great influence in the revolution in writing known as the Beat Generation. Alle ... e style led by his might also explain why Ginsberg took such an innovative method in his writings ("Allen Ginsberg").Ginsberg has shown interest in speaking out against current issues since he was 15 ...

(6 pages) 126 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Redefining the American Dream: The Beat Generation and its Literature.

vagabonds, their experience both captured and defined by such immortal writers as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, utterly rejected the values and ideals of middle class America. Beat literature dras ... f the social movement were expressed by the literature of quintessential beat authors Jack Keroauc, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs. The works of these revolutionary writers created such a co ...

(6 pages) 148 1 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Jack Kerouac, Father of the Beat Generation?

olarship. He received a scholarship to Columbia University for football. Columbia is where Jack met Allen Ginsberg and many other soon-to-be beat authors and poets. Kerouac didn't really fit in at Col ... ared as Cody Pomeray and in the other, Dean Moriarty. Another of Kerouac's intellectual friends was Allen Ginsberg, who appeared in nine of Kerouac's novels. Kerouac met Ginsberg at Columbia Universit ...

(6 pages) 53 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


onsumed by drugs that they begin to lose control of their thoughts and actions. In the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg, a pair of young men's lives are portrayed in their days of drug usage. The poems tel ...

(4 pages) 46 0 4.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

"The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats": The Beat Generation and American Culture, Edited by Holly George-Warren.

Beat culture. Within the next three chapters, the major icons of the Beat movement - Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs are discussed. The final chapter looks at those who have contin ... here she explains how the origin of the term "beat generation". The founders of the beat movement - Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs had picked up the term "beat" in Times Square ...

(16 pages) 57 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Jack Kerouac's "On The Road."

the Navy some time later and sailed to England. When he returned, he met back up with Lucien Carr, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs. These people would be very influential in his future writings ... hey were 'beaten', meaning that the world was against them. The movement started when Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs befriended one another through Lucien Carr. Curious to discove ...

(7 pages) 59 0 4.7 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Compare and contrast of Ginsberg vs. Eisenhower?

"America when will we end the human war? Go f*** yourself with your atom bomb." This quote sums up Allen Ginsberg's thoughts of American in about two sentences. Ginsberg is a person that is very unha ... d them better as a whole.The historical context of this time played a very key role for how and why Allen Ginsberg and President Eisenhower viewed American. The main reason for such change was due to ...

(9 pages) 29 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Writing post-wartime poetry in America: Allen Ginsberg's "America" and Yusef Komunyakaa's "A Break from the Bush"

understanding. Ginsberg and Komunyakaa's poem mirrors how American society reacted to war. However, Allen Ginsberg wrote about the World War II. and Yusef Komunyakaa's war themes are about Vietnam, th ... during the war. It served as a prison and a 'piece of America' - ironically called by the soldiers.Allen Ginsberg's poem is riddled with references, though, these references are persons and places fr ...

(8 pages) 43 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

How does Edwin Morgan reveal his attitudes to Glasgow and city life in his poetry?

e in his poems, such as the rape in "Glasgow Green". Furthermore, one of the most famous beatniks - Allen Ginsberg - was also openly homosexual which, nowadays, does not seem enough to warrant a compa ... n interview for the Scotland on Sunday newspaper in 1990 that"the American Beat poets -- especially Allen Ginsberg -- produced astrong reaction in me. I liked the way in which Ginsberg was an urbanpoe ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

American Mockery or American Love? An Analysis of Allen Ginsberg's "America"

nd innovations by the baby boomers. Written in this decade, more specifically in 1956, "America" by Allen Ginsberg reflects Ginsberg's personal views on the happenings of this era. Through the poem's ... erica's libraries will not always be filled with a history "full of tears" (12).Work CitedGinsberg, Allen. "America." Class Handout.

(5 pages) 30 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Daring To Be Beautiful: Interpretation of the poem "Constantly Risking Absurdity" Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

alling, must pay. Ferlinghetti himself risked absurdity in 1956 when he published "Howl", a poem by Allen Ginsberg which caused a lot of controversy because of its abundant sex, drug, and homosexualit ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Comparative Analysis Paper: "The Ferryer" by Sharon Olds, "A Supermarket in California" by Allen Ginsberg and "The Junior High School Band Concert" by David Wagoner

. The poems chosen for this paper are "The Ferryer", Sharon Olds, "A Supermarket in California", by Allen Ginsberg, and "The Junior High School Band Concert", by David Wagoner. The analysis will discu ... 1993).Second Poem, "A Supermarket in California"The second poem, "A Supermarket in California", by Allen Ginsberg (1984), is his description of a hallucination he had of Walt Whitman. He starts the p ...

(4 pages) 45 1 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Heros of the sixties counter c

ng "new dawn" on the cultural landscape. Using his connections, Michael arranged for Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and others to appear, and organized publicity for this seminal event.Allen Cohen-All ... autiful newspapers ever printed. At its peak, over 100,000 copies a month were printed, and true to Allen's dream, it was indeed seen around the world.Neil Cassidy-As the model for the non-stop Dean M ...

(6 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg And The Beat Generati

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac (Jack Kerouac) and Irwin Allen G ... as Wolfe, William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Rexworth, William Blake, and Walt Whitman (Waxman 8). As Allen Ginsberg explains, ?we were able to be candid at a time when candor was not a feature of Ameri ... to watch over. However, Ginsberg?s father was a teacher and a poet, and had a positive influence on Allen, his second son. Ginsberg graduated high school in 1943 with, similar to Kerouac, a scholarshi ...

(10 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

First reaction on Howl, Footnote to Howl, A Supermarket in California by Allen Ginsberg, short analysis on contextual and structural devices used

Despite my little interest in poetry, I found myself astounded and aggressively taken away with Allen Ginsberg’s works. This is the first time I have ever read such provocative, explosive, an ... ray a nice, elegant, moral usually seen humanity in previous old school, formally structured poems. Allen Ginsberg used his weapon, his works to present the reality to American people by delivering th ...

(3 pages) 29 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry