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Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (/???nzb?r?/; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression and was known as embodying various aspects of this counterculture, such as his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy and openness to Eastern religions. He was one of many influential American writers of his time known as the Beat Generation, which included famous writers such as Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs

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We are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter

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Let the straight flower bespeak its purpose in straightness - to seek the light. Let the crooked flo ...

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Millions of fathers in rainMillions of mothers in painMillions of brothers in woeMillions of sisters ...

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Enraptured in hypnotic war"

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Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what ...

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The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what ...

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“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking wh ...

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“Fortunately art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized wo ...

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“Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine. Jiggling your knees blankeyed in the rain, when it snow ...

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“[With help from the American Civil Liberties Union, they were acquitted after a highly publicized ...

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“Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.”

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“It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.”

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“My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.”

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“Poets are Damned ... but See with the Eyes of Angels.”

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