Allen Ginsberg

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Allen Ginsberg

  1. 1. Allen Ginsberg<br />RUNDOWN<br />The Beats<br />Life<br />Poetics<br />“Howl”<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Beats = beaten down, beatified
  3. 3. Anti-academe
  4. 4. Anti-“square”
  5. 5. Ferlinghetti’sCity Lights </li></ul>book shop<br />RUNDOWN<br />The Beats<br />Life<br />Poetics<br /><ul><li>San Francisco</li></ul>“Howl”<br /><ul><li>The Poetry Reading
  6. 6. Stereotypes</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Openly homosexual
  7. 7. Father a poet; mother institutionalized, lobotomized
  8. 8. Left Columbia University in NY, returns</li></ul>RUNDOWN<br />The Beats<br />Life<br /><ul><li>Institutionalized</li></ul>Poetics<br />“Howl”<br /><ul><li>Friends with Burroughs, Kerouac
  9. 9. Active protester</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Walt Whitman
  10. 10. Long lines
  11. 11. Anaphora (repetition)
  12. 12. America</li></ul>RUNDOWN<br /><ul><li>William Blake</li></ul>The Beats<br />Life<br /><ul><li>Mystical visions</li></ul>Poetics<br />“Howl”<br /><ul><li>Rhyme, sound
  13. 13. Line of breath, length of breath</li></li></ul><li>“Howl”<br />RUNDOWN<br />The Beats<br />Life<br />Poetics<br />“Howl”<br />

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