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Allen Ginsberg

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Definition U.S. poet of the Beat generation (1926-1997)
  • Allen Ginsberg opposed materialism and conformity.
  • Henry, Theodore Dreiser, Thomas Wolfe, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Nelson Algren, and Arthur C. Clarke.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • I was reading this long poem called Howl by Allen Ginsberg for my poetry class, and Gus was rereading An Imperial Affliction.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • In the century just ended, there are modern religious and spiritual poets like T. S. Eliot and Geoffrey Hill or Adrienne Rich and Allen Ginsberg, whose work is shot through with biblical language and imagery.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • There Kerouac joined the poet Allen Ginsberg and others in the Beat Movement, in alcohol-and-drug-fueled protest against the conformity and crass consumerism of 1950s America, which made them feel beaten, longing for the beatitude, or blessedness, of the natural world.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Our Religion Two class—and our Scripture class, too—was an atheistic mob; except for Owen Meany, we were such a negative, anti-everything bunch of morons that we thought Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg were more interesting writers than Tolstoy.
    John Irving  --  A Prayer for Owen Meany

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