Allen Ginsberg | Critical Essay by Harold Beaver

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Allen Ginsberg.
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Critical Essay by Harold Beaver

Ginsberg's comic bravura, like Mailer marshalling armies of the night in his three-piece suit, is wholly Jewish and self-deprecatingly assured. Ginsberg neither attempts the Western role of urban gamecock nor indulges in camp comedy. Whitman manages both … in his endless saga of self-affirmation. Yet both share the need to leap for self-transcendence in a kind of cosmic love-affair that turns, as often as not, into a comic impasse of ecstasy foiled and rebuffed….

Whitman, moreover, believed in his soul. He loafed and invited it, he said. Ginsberg does not:

        Let me say beginning I don't believe
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