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An Electric Wave In An Ocean Of Complacency.,
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This review is from: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (Paperback)
Hello, Good Lookers.
This collection of Allen Ginsberg's poetry is indeed quite electric. He was the art-form's left to the complacent's right. His writing is at times grudgingly painful, and at others, descriptively beautiful. He was a soul with a connection to his art.
Ginsberg set the course of change for a whole movement (Beat) as well as for an entire society. He was a voice when many had none. He took chances, and paid for them. In this book one can truly see him bearing his soul, his humanity.
His writing is so profound at times, that the beauty lies, not in the words, but in the life and lifestyle he led. Ginsberg was so proficient at transcending the human condition and finding something almost prophetic about it, that his poetry is a must-read for any serious student of poetry.
While some may be turned-off by Ginsberg's stuff, his art lies, again, not so much in the words, but, in himself; for Ginsberg was the art-form, and he lived a life to prove it!
Thanks for thaking the time to read my review.
Rock On, Kids,
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Initial post: Jul 11, 2007 9:42:18 AM PDT
J. Shawn Sullivan says:
"Howl", by itself, is enough to cement Ginsberg's rep for eternity. Great review, Doc!
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