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Portrait of the poet as a young man

February 16, 2007

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November 2006 saw the fiftieth anniversary of ‘Howl’, Allen Ginsberg’s landmark poem, marked by the publishing of Howl: Original Draft Facsimile, Howl on Trial, I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg and The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice, a text that, at first appearance, seems composed entirely of leftovers, the archives having been so thoroughly plundered down the years with all of the best primary material already used up. Susan Tomaselli reviews Allen Ginsberg's posthumous journals.