Allen Ginsberg | Critical Review by Joe Chidley

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Allen Ginsberg.
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Critical Review by Joe Chidley

SOURCE: Chidley, Joe. “Counterculture Forever.” MacLean's 109, no. 46 (11 November 1996): 95-96.

In the following review, Chidley considers the renewed commercial and critical interest in Ginsberg's verse as well as the poet's political and social concerns.

Five storeys up in a nondescript apartment building, workmen are hammering and sawing, renovating a sunny Manhattan loft in a cacophony of Italian song and shouted curses. Amid the clatter, lying on a modest double bed, Allen Ginsberg—original beatnik, gay iconoclast, Buddhist peacenik, hippie guru and, arguably, America's Last Famous Poet—is taking a nap. As incense wafts through the room, he seems a pool of repose surrounded by what he once called “the vast animal soup” of the everyday world. It is tempting to view the professorial, diminutive gentleman as a saintly figure—a...

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