Allen Ginsberg | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gregory Stephenson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Allen Ginsberg.
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Critical Essay by Gregory Stephenson

SOURCE: Stephenson, Gregory. “Allen Ginsberg's ‘Howl’: A Reading.” In The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation, pp. 50-58. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990.

In the following essay, Stephenson analyzes “Howl” as “essentially a record of psychic process and … its relationship to spiritual and literary traditions and to archetypal patterns.”

Where there is no vision, the people perish. 

Proverbs 29:18

Much madness is divinest sense To a discerning eye; Much sense the starkest madness. 'Tis the majority In all this, as all, prevails. Assent, and you are sane; Demur,—you're straightway dangerous, And handled with a chain. 

Emily Dickinson, “Much Madness”

In the quarter century since its publication by City Lights Books, Allen Ginsberg's...

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