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Ginsberg

Allen. 1926--97, US poet of the Beat Generation. His poetry includes Howl (1956) and Kaddish (1960)
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In Ginsberg: A Biography, Barry Miles relates the incident of Ginsberg writing "Fuck the Jews" on the window of his dorm room at Columbia, but he dismisses Diana Trilling's reading of the incident "as an example of Ginsberg's 'Jewish self-hatred"' (61).
To borrow another of Ginsberg's titles, I can only think of Howl the movie as a "reality sandwich": Words are the reality, lifted from interviews with Ginsberg and from the transcripts of the San Francisco court, combined in a multilevel form that suggests an extravagant club sandwich, stuffed with dramatic reenactments and scenes from the life, and heavily flavored with documentary sauce (not to mention an extravagant dollop of fantasy animation).
Morgan does hit valuable points: that in living memory Americans were arrested for selling poems and novels that were too far-out in subject matter and language, as happened to sellers of both Ginsberg's "Howl" and Burroughs' Naked Lunch in the late 1950s and early '60s; that such attempts at repression can help cement an artistic reputation rather than destroy it; and that coteries bound by a skilled promoter such as Ginsberg can rise above their often reprehensible and destructive personal behavior to become beacons of artistic daring, if not personal probity.
Finally, the film ends with a clip of the aged Ginsberg himself singing Father Death Blues.
So it is here, as vet documakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman anchor this searching work with the 29-year-old Ginsberg (James Franco) getting up in front of a beatnik crowd at San Francisco's Six Gallery in 1955 to read "HOWL" for the first time.
The aesthetic and the ethic that Ginsberg would develop as a result of his experiences in India were in many ways but an extension, or a deepening, of the system of religious and artistic values that he had already been working eighteen years to articulate.
Ginsberg claimed bankruptcy Judge Arthur Briskman was not impartial, alleging the judge had ex parte communications with Evergreen's attorney and engaged in misconduct in another case involving one of the defendants.
In his almost 2,500-word-long diatribe against the poet, Canning describes Ginsberg as "depressingly base," "whining, wheedling, on the make; defensive, accusatory, and sly," a writer who "will exhaust and enervate" the reader, someone whose every letter has "an overblown quality," a writer who is given to "name-calling" and is "weirdly pedantic.
In a 2007 complaint filed with the Real Estate Board of New York, Shustik and his client, Laurence Beame, accused Elliman Senior Vice President Stanely Ginsberg of preventing Beame from purchasing an apartment to avoid splitting the commission.
Ginsberg, who lays claim to bringing rooibos (redbush) to the UK commercially in 1976, says the fact that the naturally caffeine-free, oxidant-rich tea is not dissimilar to traditional English tea means it has broad appeal and is fast winning fans among the "muesli generation".
CHRIS left yesterday," lead singer Owain Ginsberg tells me.
Allen Ginsberg, quoted in Great Poets Howl: A Study of Allen Ginsberg's Poetry, 1943-1955