Allen Ginsberg Biography

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Gaining notoriety for both his highly profiled activities in the social and political movements of the mid- to late twentieth century as well as for his poetry, Allen Ginsberg came to represent, to many critics, the poetic voice of an entire generation. With the 1956 publication of Howl and Other Poems, Ginsberg threw down the gauntlet of counterculture youth, going on to become first a prominent member of the Beat movement and then one of the first hippies as he helped spearhead the anti-war movement of the 1960s. Citing numerous incidents of Ginsberg's attempts to shatter social decorum and break with tradition, Bruce Bawer noted in his review of Ginsberg's Collected Poems, 1947-1980 in New Criterion: "What is remarkable is not that Ginsberg ... advertised himself with such arrogance and audacity, but that it ... worked like a charm; thanks to such shameless scene-stealing antics, he ... attained a measure of fame...

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