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GINGSBERG

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Department
English
Course
ENG2450
Professor
Bernhard Radloff
Semester
Winter

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GINGSBERG ­obscene language, courts ruled it to not be obscene the following year ­what is obscene in one context may not be in another ­redeeming social value of howl: critique of capitalism, takes something that is obscene from another situation  and illuminating it ­anti­communist ­he reps a marginal minority of those who are pro­communist, anti­capitalist, those who take drugs and see this  as a liberating life­style, those who are marginalized by the system or for personal reasons such as mental illness  (reason for being in asylum), those who are homosexuals in America, all of which are a part of his counter­ culture audience Pg. 2542: “who burned cigarette holes in their arms protesting the narcotic/ haze of capitalism,/ who distributed  Supercommunist  pamphlets in Union Square weeping and/ undressing while the sirens of Los Alamos wailed  them down, and/ wailed down Wall, and the Staten Island ferry also wailed, “ If you want to protest cigarette, what better way to do so than burn out on own arm ­undressing, typical of G ­the communist pamphlets are apposed to the sirens (site where the atomic bomb was developed), apposed to  wall street and militarism  Pg. 2542: “who lost their loveboys to the three old sh
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