Allen Ginsberg | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Helen Vendler

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Critical Review by Helen Vendler

SOURCE: "American X-rays: Forty Years of Allen Ginsberg's Poetry," in New Yorker, November 4, 1996, pp. 98-102.

[In the following review of Selected Poems 1947–1995, Vendler argues that Ginsberg's poems raise consciousness.]

In a poem to Allen Ginsberg, Czeslaw Milosz wrote:

     I envy your courage of absolute defiance,
        words inflamed, the fierce
        maledictions of a prophet….
     Your blasphemous howl still resounds
        in a neon desert where the human tribe
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