Allen Ginsberg | Critical Essay by Richard Eberhart

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Allen Ginsberg.
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Critical Essay by Richard Eberhart

The most remarkable poem of the young [Bay Region group,] written during the past year, is "Howl," by Allen Ginsberg…. [After] years of apprenticeship to usual forms, he developed his brave new medium. This poem has created a furor of praise or abuse whenever read or heard. It is a powerful work, cutting through to dynamic meaning. Ginsberg thinks he is going forward by going back to the methods of Whitman.

My first reaction was that it is based on destructive violence. It is profoundly Jewish in temper. It is biblical in its repetitive grammatical build-up. It is a howl against everything in our mechanistic civilization which kills the spirit, assuming that the louder you shout the more likely you are to be heard. It lays bare the nerves of suffering and spiritual struggle. Its positive force and energy...

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