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Gulsher John Gulsher John Male, 69, Pakistan (6/3/2014 7:49:00 AM)

Howl
– Allen Ginsberg is best known for Howl (1956) , a long poem about the self-destruction of his friends of the Beat Generation and what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in United States at the time.
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I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by
madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn
looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly
connection to the starry dynamo in the machin-
ery of night,
who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat
up smoking in the supernatural darkness of
cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities
contemplating jazz,
who bared their brains to Heaven under the El and
saw Mohammedan angels staggering on tene-
ment roofs illuminated,
who passed through universities with radiant cool eyes
hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy
among the scholars of war,
who were expelled from the academies for crazy &
publishing obscene odes on the windows of the
skull…

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  • Freshman - 1,095 Points Professor Plum (6/3/2014 8:43:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    Yep. I think Stuban Brazil helped him write that one. Never got credit though.

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