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Item 908
Item 908

ALLEN GINSBERG Typewritten Hand Signed Quote & Photo - Archival Framed

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Typewritten and hand signed note with matted, framed photo of poet Allen Ginsberg Professionally framed using TruVue Anti-Reflective Museum Glass. Unconditionally guaranteed authentic. Including frame this item measures approximately 7.25" x 11.75" x1".Condition: The letter and signature, photo and frame are all in excellent condition. Comments: The typewritten note is a decades old quotation from Mr. Ginsberg, and it states "Because systems of mass communication can communicate only officially acceptable levels of reality, no one can know the extent of the secret unconscious life. No one in America can know what will happen. No one is in real control." The typewritten quotation is signed and dated 9/6/90 by Mr. Ginsberg. He has also writen the word "year" with a "?" indicating he had forgotten the date he wrote it. However, a web search indicates he wrote these words as part of a larger treastise in July, 1959 to the San Francisco Chronicle. An editor of the newspaper issued this response to the Ginsberg quotation at the time of its publication, "The most unnerving reply received to date in our recent poetry controversy (Activists versus Beat, and variations thereof), is the following document from Allen Ginsberg, author of the controversial "Howl" and other works. In effect, it is another "Howl" from Ginsberg. While we feel it is a curiousity piece rather than a profound social or literary criticism, it is nonetheless a revealing statement by the most publicized, and perhaps most talented, of the young poets practicing under the avowedly 'Beat' banner." (Note: A copy of the newspaper's response is shown in our last listing description image. It is not part of this sale, but only submitted for reference purposes.) Additional Information: Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 - April 5, 1997) was an American poet. Along with his friend Jack Kerouac, he was one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem "Howl", in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States. In 1957, "Howl" attracted widespread publicity when it became the subject of an obscenity trial, as it depicted heterosexual and homosexual sex at a time when sodomy laws made homosexual acts a crime in every U.S. state. "Howl" reflected Ginsberg's own homosexuality.
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