Review: I CELEBRATE MYSELF by Bill Morgan and COLLECTED POEMS (1947-1997) by Allen Ginsberg

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by Walter Kirn for NY Times Books

“Gay, in the lotus position, with a beard, wreathed in a cloud of marijuana smoke and renowned as the author of a “dirty” poem whose first public reading in a West Coast gallery was said to have turned the 1950s into the ’60s in a single night, Allen Ginsberg embodied, as a figure, some great cold war climax of human disinhibition. Ginsberg, the hang-loose anti-Ike. Ginsberg, the Organization Man unzipped.”

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