ginsberg, allen

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Ginsberg, Allen [(ginz-buhrg)]

A twentieth-century American poet who was a leading figure among the beatniks during the 1950s. His long, loosely structured works include Howl. When his publisher, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, was tried (and acquitted) for printing obscene material, Ginsberg became for many a hero.

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