Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

"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.

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Total Points: 462

Since this book was first published in 1956, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 462.0.

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