Allen Ginsberg | Critical Essay by Tony Trigilio

This literature criticism consists of approximately 30 pages of analysis & critique of Allen Ginsberg.
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Critical Essay by Tony Trigilio

SOURCE: Trigilio, Tony. “‘Strange Prophecies Anew’: Rethinking the Politics of Matter and Spirit in Ginsberg's ‘Kaddish.’” American Literature 71, no. 4 (December 1999): 773-95.

In the following essay, Trigilio contrasts “Howl” and “Kaddish” and determines the “complex role ‘Kaddish’ plays in Ginsberg's development of a contemporary poetics of prophecy.”

Too often critics conflate Allen Ginsberg's best-known poems, “Howl” and “Kaddish,” and in the process understate important differences between them. The reasons for this conflation are clear enough: both are interventions in Western prophecy, and both conjoin religion and politics in an effort to decenter Cold War sexual-political orthodoxy and to highlight the “beatitude” of downtrodden, even oppressed, protagonists. Yet...

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