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Allen Ginsberg

( American poet)

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Ginsberg, Allen (Ginsberg, Allen) (1926-1997), American poet. Born June 3, 1926 in Newark (pc. New Jersey). His father, a teacher Louis Ginsberg, was printing so. Ginsberg adolescence overshadowed by scenes that are staged mentally ill mother. He graduated from high school in Paterson - a city enchanted William K. Williams, in his poem Paterson. In 1948 he graduated from Columbia University. During his studies became close to Dzh.Keruakom, N. Kessedi and W. Burroughs.

Publication in 1956 of the book "Howl and Other Poems" (Howl and Other Poems) brought Ginsberg sensational literary and social prominence. Angry title poem was considered obscene and was the subject of judicial proceedings, the publisher of L. Ferlinghetti was arrested. Literary Criticism and poets spoke in favor of this work, Ferlinghetti was released, the circulation was put on sale. The trial was a cry for 'counterculture' 1950 original commercials and started climbing Ginsberg - 'guru of modern culture' and a leading poet of his time.

In 1961 came "Empty Mirror: Early Poems" (Empty Mirror: Early Poems) and "Kaddish and Other Poems 1958-1960" (Kaddish and Other Poems 1958-1960). Kaddish, which is considered the best work of Ginsberg - is a lament for the mother and painful memories of their painful relationship and simultaneously achieved through suffering recognition madness of society.

In 1960 Ginsberg is actively opposed the Vietnam War, fought for amendments to the law on pornography and drug. Had lived in London, Havana, Calcutta, Prague.

In the "bunch of reality: 1953-1960" (Reality Sandwiches: 1953-1960, 1963) Ginsberg pays tribute to his friends and mentors Kerouac and Burroughs. In this book, followed by "World News" (Planet News, 1968), comprising a number of important works of the poet.

"The Fall of America: Poems of these same States 1965-1971" (The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971) dedicated to William Whitman, a collection released in 1973 and in 1974 received the National Book Award. Books' Mind breathes "(Mind Breaths, 1978) and" Poetry Everywhere: Primarily 1970's "(Poems All Over the Place: Mostly Seventies, 1978) somewhat echoes earlier work and also indicate the author's poetic experiments. "Collection of poems. 1947-1980 "(Collected Poems 1947-1980) saw the light in 1984. Collection "White shroud: poems 1980-1985" (White Shroud: Poems, 1980-1985) appeared in 1986. The poem "White shroud" - a kind of postscript to say Kaddish. "Calls citizen of the world: Poems 1986-1992" (Cosmopolitan Greeting: Poems, 1986-1992) came out in 1994.

Prose Ginsberg includes "Indian blogs" (Indian Journals, 1970), a collection of lectures and essays "Allen Verbatim" (1975), as well as the Diaries: "Beginning of the fifties, early sixties" (Journals: Early Fifties, Early Sixties, 1977). Correspondence with Kessedi published under the title "As usual" (As Ever, 1977). In become classics 'bitnicheskom' Kerouac's novel "On the Road" (On the Road, 1957) autobiographical narrator Sola Peredayza escorted his buddies Dean Moriarty (Neal Kessedi) and Carlo Marx (Allen Ginsberg).

Ginsberg died in New York on April 5, 1997.


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