Howl

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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 he most idely read poems of the century.
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Number of Pages
224
Original Title of the Book
Howl. A graphic Novel
Publication Date
Published August 31st 2010 by Harper Perennial

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I read he poem here: https: //www.poetryfoundation.org/poem .... Ginsburg is n't showing off, as I accused him in my original, scathing review.

He starts the poem by opening his heart for his fiance who lies dying in a hospital.Beautiful and powerful, moved my heart. -- -- -- -- -- -- Original read, one star, around June 15thI thought this would amaze and delight.Instead I feel annoyed.

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Half a decade later, as an aspiring beatnik in the wasteland of my home ity, reading it was akin to a rite of passage.

But Eric Drooker took the trouble to creat a relationshi with Allen, who endorsed the project and gave it his enthusiastic blessing.Who am I to hold out against the charm distilled from the boredom of the poem? I love he cover with its Peter Pan allusions, and the pictures of AG and ED together.

And yes, I read it straight through! Visions!

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They also add something else unexpected: by letting the book put each breath of the text on a new page, they get the poem fit the print format much better than in the text-only edition I had read before, letting it flow more naturally than it can all squashed onto one page.

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A ook was full of stills plucked from an animation and breaks up the wall of words over hundreds of pages.

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I believed it worked better in some than others, providing a contrasting landscape, but at ther times it seemed to me like a chanting filling up the blank page for the sake of.Overall, I found this an nteresting read, it got me thinking about poetry and poetical forms.

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