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Allen Ginsberg

Definition of the noun allen ginsberg

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noun

  1. United States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Allen Ginsberg: Ginsberg
    • instance of: poet = a writer of poems

Person

Who is Allen Ginsberg?

Allen Ginsberg: Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem "Howl", in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States.

  • also known as Alan Ginsberg, Irwin Allen Ginsberg, Rabbi Buddha Ginsburg, Rabbi Buddha Whitman, Rabbi Buddha Whitman/Ginsburg
  • born on (89 years ago) in Newark, child of Naomi Ginsberg and Louis Ginsberg
  • ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jews, Jewish American, Jewish people
  • nationality: United States of America
  • religion: Buddhism, Judaism
  • education:
  • profession: Writer, poet, actor, screenwriter, author, film score composer, teacher, photographer, musician
  • Domestic partnership with Peter Orlovsky between and (43 years)
  • died on (18 years ago) in New York City of liver cancer, hepatitis
  • genre: Spoken word
  • albums: "First Blues", "The Lion for Real", "Holy Soul Jelly Roll: Poems and Songs 1949 - 1993", "Meditation Rock", "New York Blues: Rags, Ballads & Harmonium Songs", "Holy Soul Jelly Roll Vol. 4: Ashes & Blues", "September on Jessore Road / Grüss Aus Wien", "Wichita Vortex Sutra", "Holy Soul and Jelly Roll", "Cosmopolitan Greetings", "Two Evenings With Allen Ginsberg"
  • written works: "The Yage Letters", "Reality Sandwiches", "The Fall of America: Poems of These States", "Planet News", "Mind Breaths", "Howl", "Pull My Daisy", "Plutonian Ode", "Kaddish", "Hadda Be Playing on the Jukebox", "Death & Fame: Last Poems 1993-1997", "A Supermarket in California", "Careless love", "Airplane dreams", "Allen Ginsberg", "Allen Ginsberg photographs", "As ever", "Ankor wat", "Beat legacy, connections, influences", "The Annotated Howl archive", "Family business", "Collected poems 1947-1980", "Composed on the tongue", "Journals mid-fifties, 1954-1958", "Honorable courtship", "Later L[aughing] Gas note", "Primrose Hill guru", "Sad dust glories", "Poem, interview, photographs", "Selected poems, 1947-1995", "Snapshot poetics", "The Selected Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, 1956-1991", "Visiting father & friends", "Spontaneous mind", "Straight hearts' delight", "The visions of the great rememberer", "Wichita vortex sutra", "Your reason & Blake's system", "Kaddish and Other Poems", "Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters", "Howl and Other Poems", "Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992", "Iron Horse", "America", "White Shroud Poems", "Deliberate Prose"
  • filmography:
  • film written: An Autumn Wind
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada (Poetry)
      • nominated to National Book Award for Poetry - "The Fall of America: Poems of These States"
      • National Book Award for Poetry - "The Fall of America: Poems of These States"
      • Robert Frost Medal
      • nominated to Pulitzer Prize for Poetry - "Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992"
      • Lifetime Literary Achievement Award

Character

Allen Ginsberg a.k.a. Carlo Marx is a character in the novel On the Road by Jack Kerouac. The name was an alias for beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Music

"Allen Ginsberg" is a composition.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Allen Ginsberg

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Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature (2003)

by Jay Parini

Part pop-culture icon and gay, left—wing revolutionary, part visionary spokesman for a new American poetics, Allen Ginsberg was always provocative and sometimes profound. Whether defining Beat poetry with public readings, testifying ...

Google previewDrugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law by Nancy E Marion, Willard M. Oliver

Allen Ginsberg died of liver ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sixties (2011)

A Decade of Culture and Counterculture by Abbe A. Debolt, James S. Baugess

A crowd listens to Allen Ginsberg give a reading of uncensored poetry at New York City's Washington Square Park on August 28, I966. The bearded poet joined others in giving the reading in order to test a New York Supreme Court decision ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (2007)

by Gary L. Anderson, Kathryn G. Herr

Poet, musician, photographer, and activist, Allen Ginsberg helped define a revolution in American aesthetics and culture. An outspoken advocate for free speech, civil rights, anti-war activism, gender equality, Buddhism, environmental justice, ...

Google previewThe New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (2002)

by Eric Donald Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, James S. Trefil

Allen Ginsberg. The American Beat poet in 1956, with a ...

Google previewThe Ezra Pound Encyclopedia (2005)

by Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, Stephen Adams

Allen Ginsberg, the ...

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America, why are your libraries full of tears? (Allen Ginsberg)
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