Currents: Howl

Currents: Howl

There are 1 comment on the The Spectator story from Sep 28, 2011, titled Currents: Howl. In it, The Spectator reports that:

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#1 Oct 24, 2011
Why is 'Howl' a masterpiece of poetry?

Gwyneth wrote:

> By and large I agree with you ("no change there, then"!) but had hoped
> to open this up to wider discussion. I really hoped that someone who
> thinks 'Howl' is a masterpiece – for reasons other than its established
> cultural status – might explain why.

This is a good idea since 'Howl' is indeed a masterpiece, and Allen
Ginsberg well known as one of the greatest of the 20th Century poets.

Maybe sending this over to the Beat Generation group, and perhaps even
the Dylan newsgroup where some of the scholars there might help
explain why Dylan himself holds the poetry of Ginsberg in such high
esteem will get a better response, which I've held off doing until

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