Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and writer, a leading figure of the Beat Generation in the 1950s. He is best known for his epic poem 'Howl,' which denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States.


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  1. 1. Howl and Other Poems

    "Howl and Other Poems" is a collection of verse that critiques and challenges societal norms and conventions, particularly those of post-World War II America. The title poem, "Howl", is a raw and passionate indictment of capitalist society and its suppression of individuality and human freedom. The collection also explores themes of mental illness, sexuality, spirituality, and the human condition, with a focus on the beatnik and countercultural movements of the time.

    The 802nd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Collected Poems

    "Collected Poems" is a compilation of works by a renowned poet that spans over several decades, capturing the essence of his thoughts, emotions, and observations of society. It explores a wide range of themes such as love, war, spirituality, and social issues, reflecting the poet's unique voice and perspective. The collection is a testament to the poet's literary prowess and his significant contribution to the Beat Generation and counterculture movement.

    The 4595th Greatest Book of All Time