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" I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix... "
Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music 1955-1965 - Página 18
por the late David H. Rosenthal - 1993 - 223 páginas
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Light Up the Cave

Denise Levertov - 1981 - 290 páginas
...movement, than to the fact that it said things people agreed with, thought were true; when they heard: or: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination?...
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Madness in Literature

Lillian Feder - 1983 - 352 páginas
...Many people who have not even read Ginsberg's work are familiar with the first line of "Howl":81 "1 saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked." In this poem, hallucinations induced by alcohol and drugs serve two ends: an escape-route from the...
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America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s

Maurice Isserman, Michael Kazin - 1999 - 368 páginas
...bolstered himself with many glasses of cheap wine. But almost immediately, his exuberance began to flow: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by...starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly...
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This Is the Beat Generation: New York San Francisco Paris

James Campbell - 2001 - 320 páginas
...ponderous main body of the poem and float it along stately overhead as if it were a kite. Ginsberg: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by...the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix ... Kerouac. Everybody was yelling . . . and old [Rexroth] was wiping his tears in gladness. Ginsberg:...
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A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry

Neil Roberts - 2003 - 646 páginas
...elements together in a poem whose full title is 'Howl for Carl Solomon'. The piece famously begins I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by...the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix and Solomon is presented as a prime example, a lunatic-saint cruelly incarcerated in a mental asylum...
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SAT II: United States History - The Best Test Preparation for the Scholastic ...

Gary Land, Ronald John Lettieri - 1990 - 501 páginas
...(A) Ralph Waldo Emerson (D) BF Skinner (B) William James (E) JaneAddams (C) Frank Lloyd Wright 70. "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked." (A) Herman Melville (D) Walt Whitman (B) Allen Ginsberg (E) Dwight Eisenhower (C) Gerald Ford 71. The...
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Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Rebecca Solnit - 2001 - 326 páginas
...turning into a bed or a Buddhist paradise or some other apparition. The best minds of his generation were "dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix," but they immediately commenced to see angels staggering on tenement roofs, eat fire, hallucinate Arkansas...
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Power of the Midheaven: The Astrology of Self Realization

Stephanie Jean Clement - 2001 - 210 páginas
...United States and addresses the intense pain Ginsberg saw all around him. He begins "Howl" by saying: / saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked. June 3, 1926 1:00:00 AM Paterson, NJ. Chart 37. Allen Ginsberg Then he captures the beauty and joy...
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The Films of Derek Jarman

William Pencak - 2002 - 213 páginas
...voice." He also cites Allan Ginsberg's "Howl" to stress the human wreckage accompanying the landscape: "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked." Later, Jarman will show us a naked, homeless man, ravenously devouring a cabbage from a garbage can....
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Letteratura angloamericana

Laura M. Giusti - 2002 - 128 páginas
...dalle esperienze dell'autore, descrive situazioni tragiche con un linguaggio crudo e diretto:1 (( l saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked. )) È una lunga poesia a carattere sperimentale, in versi liberi, scritta come un fluire spontaneo...
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