Howl

Howl Now a Major Motion Picture First published in Allen Ginsberg s Howl is a prophetic masterpiece an epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges t

  • Title: Howl
  • Author: Allen Ginsberg Eric Drooker
  • ISBN: 9780062015174
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • Now a Major Motion Picture First published in 1956, Allen Ginsberg s Howl is a prophetic masterpiece an epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges to become one of the most widely read poems of the century.

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  • Allen Ginsberg Eric Drooker

    Irwin Allen Ginsberg was the son of Louis and Naomi Ginsberg, two Jewish members of the New York literary counter culture of the 1920s Ginsberg was raised among several progressive political perspectives A supporter of the Communist party, Ginsberg s mother was a nudist whose mental health was a concern throughout the poet s childhood According to biographer Barry Miles, Naomi s illness gave Allen an enormous empathy and tolerance for madness, neurosis, and psychosis As an adolescent, Ginsberg savored Walt Whitman, though in 1939, when Ginsberg graduated high school, he considered Edgar Allan Poe his favorite poet Eager to follow a childhood hero who had received a scholarship to Columbia University, Ginsberg made a vow that if he got into the school he would devote his life to helping the working class, a cause he took seriously over the course of the next several years.He was admitted to Columbia University, and as a student there in the 1940s, he began close friendships with William S Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac, all of whom later became leading figures of the Beat movement The group led Ginsberg to a New Vision, which he defined in his journal Since art is merely and ultimately self expressive, we conclude that the fullest art, the most individual, uninfluenced, unrepressed, uninhibited expression of art is true expression and the true art Around this time, Ginsberg also had what he referred to as his Blake vision, an auditory hallucination of William Blake reading his poems Ah Sunflower, The Sick Rose, and Little Girl Lost Ginsberg noted the occurrence several times as a pivotal moment for him in his comprehension of the universe, affecting fundamental beliefs about his life and his work While Ginsberg claimed that no drugs were involved, he later stated that he used various drugs in an attempt to recapture the feelings inspired by the vision.In 1954, Ginsberg moved to San Francisco His mentor, William Carlos Williams, introduced him to key figures in the San Francisco poetry scene, including Kenneth Rexroth He also met Michael McClure, who handed off the duties of curating a reading for the newly established 6 Gallery With the help of Rexroth, the result was The 6 Gallery Reading which took place on October 7, 1955 The event has been hailed as the birth of the Beat Generation, in no small part because it was also the first public reading of Ginsberg s Howl, a poem which garnered world wide attention for him and the poets he associated with.Shortly after Howl and Other Poems was published in 1956 by City Lights Bookstore, it was banned for obscenity The work overcame censorship trials, however, and became one of the most widely read poems of the century, translated into than twenty two languages.In the 1960s and 70s, Ginsberg studied under gurus and Zen masters As the leading icon of the Beats, Ginsberg was involved in countless political activities, including protests against the Vietnam War, and he spoke openly about issues that concerned him, such as free speech and gay rights agendas.Ginsberg went on publish numerous collections of poetry, including Kaddish and Other Poems 1961 , Planet News 1968 , and The Fall of America Poems of These States 1973 , which won the National Book Award.In 1993, Ginsberg received the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Minister of Culture He also co founded and directed the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Colorado In his later years, Ginsberg became a Distinguished Professor at Brooklyn College.On April 5, 1997, in New York City, he died from complications of hepatitis.

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  • Disclaimer: Do not read this edition of Howl. Drooker may have collaborated with Ginsberg on Illuminated Poems, but he's also responsible for the unspeakably bad animated sequences in the unwatchable Ginsberg biopic Howl. (Notice the description advertises that Howl is "Now a Major Motion Picture", as if that is something to brag about.) In fact, the illustrations from this edition look like screenshots from film. I don't know which is worse, the animations or the illustrations. Suffice to say t [...]


  • Rating: 4.5* of five I've shifted my 4.5-star review of this comic book, I mean graphic novel!, to my blog Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud.This is a case where the addition of pictures made a huge and positive difference to my experience of a work. If, like me, you don't want to decode words and interpret pictures because the combination is almost always less than the sum of the parts, here is an exception to the rule.Beautiful. I understand the poem far better for having read this.And someone plea [...]


  • Five stars for the poem, one star for the graphics and typography. This book is patently NOT the way to read this poem. Howl is momentum; Howl is movement; Howl is a wall of words that knocks you down and ties you up. This book was full of stills plucked from an animation and breaks up the wall of words over hundreds of pages. Both choices disservice both the poem and animation. The poem ends up broken into pieces. The pictures are indistinct and poorly composed, because they were never meant to [...]


  • I read the poem as a teenager, and I've gradually been getting more interested in graphic novels, so when I saw a graphic novel version--with Ginsberg's involvement, so I knew it wouldn't be a horrible hack job--in Powell's recently I couldn't resist.The poem is just as viciously powerful as when I first read it; though I can only imagine it would have had more impact when it was published, in 1956. The only detail that marks it as in any way dated is the repeated references to typewriters. The [...]


  • The old cliche, "ignorance is bliss," has proven untrue for me. I read a graphic novel version of this and it made me hate the poem, because I didn't appreciate the graphic interpretation. My review of the graphic novel: below.I gave this another chance, and I'm grateful I did. I read the poem here: poetryfoundation/poem.Ginsburg isn't showing off, as I accused him in my original, scathing review. The man pours out his feelings. His friend lies dying and he howls his words from a broken heart, w [...]


  • Howl - c'est l’Énéide des États Unis. C'est à lire absolument si on s'intéresse le moindrement à la littérature américaine. Ginsberg sous alias d'Alvah Goldbrook est la vedette de la lecture de poésie qui se trouve au debut des "Clochards célestes" de Jack Kerouac.



  • I have no use whatsoever for poetry unless it's set to music and called lyrics. So, really, for me, three stars out of five is a tour de force. How I got to this stage of my life without reading beat poetry is easy to explain: I quit college too early, never did drugs save booze, and I am a recluse.


  • اونا که یکه و تنها تو خیابونای «آیداهو» دنبال فرشتگان روشن بین سرخپوست بودن/ اونا که خودشون فرشتگان روشن بین سرخپوست بودن/ اونا که جماع کردن سرخوشانه و ارضاء‌ناپذیر با یه بطری آبجو یه معشوقه یه پاکت سیگار یه شمع و از تخت افتادن پایین و سینه خیز کنان ادامه دادن رو زمین و پایین ر [...]


  • I wasn't particularly impressed with this illustrated version. The images were stills from the animation which was created for the movie -- not really GN material. They were nice enough, but didn't translate well to the page, and I wasn't particularly impressed with the way they were laid out. I wonder if they had been pencil drawings I would have liked them better, and found them a more fitting companion to the poem. Eh.


  • O poema continua sendo uma grande inspiração - eu acho que jamais vou deixar de ter 17 anos e me encantar com essa ode aos vagabundos e marginais e patéticos personagens que buscam beleza, gozo e eternidade em meio aos escombros do pós-tudo. Por mais cínica e pomposa que eu possa ser de vez em quando a energia do Ginsberg vai sempre ressoar em mim.Mas o projeto da graphic novel que horror. Arte feia (stills da animação que não vi), literal demais, pouquíssimo inspirada. Comprei o livro [...]


  • All due respect to the poem encased in this book. My critique comes from the book as a whole.Images in this graphic novel were quite literal in their adherence to the words of the poem. So much so that I think my wandering brain suffered for that. The changes from page to page jarred me, especially in Part I."Howl" is a better read without pictures at this point.The final part, the epilogue, nixes my critique with a good mix of imagery that doesn't take the reader out of the poem. (Seriously, th [...]


  • My first exposure to this poem. The art style isn't one I usually enjoy--but I could feel the beat movement in the rhythm of Ginsberg's words.



  • Resistance to Twentieth Century Capitalism in Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” This paper explores how the poem “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg appears as a powerful resistance against twentieth century Capitalism of America. A post world war poem, published in 1956, the poem shows strong distaste for the contemporary consumer culture, warfare and monstrous capitalism. With the rapid urbanization, industrialization and quest to pursue American Dream, working class people started to work hard in Americ [...]


  • Howl was one of the most influential pieces of writing I've ever read. It's such a prominent piece of my personal history that I would probably enjoy any attempt at re-presenting it.I also have a fascination with the Graphic Novel as a medium, and am particularly interested in how it can provide another point of access into material, or how it can penetrate material in a new and interesting way. So obviously, when I saw that there was a GN version of Howl, I had to read it.I really enjoyed the u [...]


  • I'm a spatial person. I like picturing in my head the words that I read. Reading Howl as words was not an easy task for me because it comes off abstruse and run-on at times. After realizing there was a graphic novel version I immediately sought it, but I couldn't find it. I did, however, find the video from which the graphic novel emerged, part of the movie adaptation (thankfully available on Youtube).The content matter itself weaves in and out of numerous subjects, and if you're not familiar wi [...]


  • Um I guess poetry really isn't for me or maybe I was bothered by the fact that a rather short poem was chopped up into parts so that it filled a 200-page book? I liked some of the illustrations And I guess that's all that I can actually say about something so short.


  • 5 stars for the poem and 1 star for using stills from the movie animation add up to a 3 star review. See the movie, read the poem.



  • Not having read the original poem, I felt this was perhaps not the best way to meet for the first time. The format makes it chopped up and honestly a bit hard to follow, and the illustrations Well. Not my cup of tea.


  • I was first introduced to Allen Ginsberg's Howl when in 2010, in my most fervent time of James Franco obsession, I stumbled into the film about the poem with Franco playing Ginsberg. I was immediately taken my the film and the poem, and ended up reading the original text after watching the film. Since then, I have read it multiple times, but it wasn't until I found this graphic novel from the shelves of my local library, that I became to realize that there was a graphic novel (or I guess graphic [...]


  • Five stars for the poem. I haven't read Howl since my undergrad days, so when I saw this on the "banned books" shelf at the local library, I thought I would check it out. The poem is still powerful, and most who read it walk away with either "That was amazing!" or "What the hell just happened?" I've always thought of it as a jazz solo, seemingly improvised yet all tied together by a specific theme.The art is just sort of meh. Really, they are just shots from the animation of the Howl film. Compu [...]


  • Undeniably powerful and tragic, Howl is an emotional journey about the madness of humanity and the true beautiful minds of our power-hungry, sinister society. Ginsberg gave me a glimpse of a world I had never seen before, each of his well-chosen words painting a detailed portrait of a place I’ve perhaps been ignorant (or perhaps just innocent?) to. At a time where things weren’t so great, not just for the gay community, Ginsberg (albeit unknowingly) became a voice of the people in a kind of [...]


  • I was intrigued (that this existed) upon finding it used in a comic book store. A reread of "Howl" was definitely long overdue, although my favorite Ginsberg poem is "America" (youtube/watch?v=9v-ANX). The art style grew on me over the course of the book. In particular I enjoyed the image (on pages 26 to 27) for "who passed through universities with a radiant cool eyes hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war," and though the image for "Moloch" was ideal.


  • TLDRP: if you own a rug you own too much. P.S. U R beautiful, I heart you, and ms U. A musician-friend gave me this in San Francisco when I was young, fun, and liked to stay up late. So I recommend you stay up late with your musician-friend and read this, while we're young, people. Aah-ooo!


  • A very compelling, a tad mad and an incredibly angry poem, full of shocking imagery wrapped up in beatiful words. A bit like sledgehammers wrapped up in cotton candy swung around by an angry guy.Some parts will hit you full force, others will just make you frown at the mad weirdness.


  • I had to read Howl the other week for my creative writing class. I have to say I quite excited to start it and once I was finished with it, I was sad it was over. Ginsberg did such an amazing job with Howl.



  • There are arguably three works that best exemplify Beat literature: Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch and Alan Ginsberg’s Howl. While all three of these works share a celebration of non-conformity and free expression, they also share a controversial journey to prominence. First published in 1956, Ginsberg’s Howl is now widely considered to be a prophetic masterpiece, but it had to overcome censorship trials and obscenity charges before becoming one of the most [...]


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