Ginsberg, Allen

(b. 1926)
   American poet. Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey and was educated at Columbia University. He was a key figure of the ‘beat-generation’ of the 1950s and the counter-culture movements of the Sixties. He was closely involved with William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac and was part of the homosexual and drug scene of the period. Later he was King of the May in Prague in 1965 and an organizer of the 1967 San Francisco Be-In. His poem Howl was censored by the United States government and made him a national celebrity. Other works include Empty Mirror (1960), Kaddish (1961) - a lament for the death of his mother, Planet News (1968), Indian Journals (1970) and the Fall of America (1973) which won the National Book Award. His Collected Poems were published in 1984.

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  • Ginsberg,Allen — Gins·berg (gĭnzʹbərg), Allen. 1926 1997. American poet and a leading figure of the Beat Generation. Known for his long incantatory works, his books include Howl (1956) and Kaddish (1961). * * * …   Universalium

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  • Ginsberg, Allen (Irwin) — born June 3, 1926, Newark, N.J., U.S. died April 5, 1997, New York, N.Y. U.S. poet. Ginsberg was the son of a poet. He attended Columbia University, where he met Jack Kerouac. His epic poem Howl (1956), a denunciation of the failings of American… …   Universalium

  • Ginsberg, Allen (Irwin) — (3 jun. 1926, Newark, N.J., EE.UU.–5 abr. 1997, Nueva York, N.Y.). Poeta estadounidense. Ginsberg fue hijo de un poeta. Asistió a la Universidad de Columbia, donde conoció a Jack Kerouac. Su poema épico Aullido (1956), denuncia de los defectos de …   Enciclopedia Universal

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