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Allen Ginsberg

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Allen Ginsberg's Biography

Irwin Allen Ginsberg ( /ˈɡɪnzbərɡ/; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet who vigorously opposed militarism, materialism and sexual repression. In the 1950s, Ginsberg was a leading figure of the Beat Generation. Ginsberg's epic poem "Howl", in which he celebrates his fellow "angel-headed hipsters" and excoriates what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States, is one of the classic poems of the Beat Generation. The poem, dedicated to writer Carl Solomon, has the opening:

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Allen Ginsberg in Anti-War Demonstration  (1972)
Allen Ginsberg in Anti-War Demonstration (1972)
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  • Books Are Dead. Long Live Books.

      News Source: East Bay Express | 1 day ago
    Conrad's participatory reading was hosted by The Public School, a radical educational and community center that has no affiliation with the actual public schools of Oakland. Supported by an expanding grassroots literary community, it is just one of
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      News Source: Christian Science Monitor | 5 days ago
    July 25, 2014 Actor Daniel Radcliffe has taken on roles that are very different from each other since he finished playing Harry Potter in the Potter films. The 2012 horror movie The Woman in Black found him portraying a widowed Edwardian lawyer,
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      News Source: YourTango | 6 days ago
    But anyone who's taken the time to truly think about hate and realize it's a waste of energy can learn to be above it. Sure, stereotypes might exist for a reason, but stereotyping someone is never pretty. If you happen to live in a major city, New

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