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Review of ‘Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats,’ by Allen Ginsberg

Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats

by Allen Ginsberg (Author), Bill Morgan (Editor) and Anne Waldman (Introduction)
Grove Atlantic
Reviewed by Marc Olmsted

The Best Minds of My Generation, a collection of Allen Ginsberg’s … Continue reading

Scientologist: William S. Burroughs and the ‘Weird Cult’

Review by Marc Olmsted

“There’s something on the E-meter known as the floating needle–when a release point is reached, the needle floats. It is a very relaxed, pleasant, very high feeling, similar to the effect of hallucinogenic drugs. … Continue reading

The Fifth Wall: Strategies of the Self in Ginsberg, Plath, Neruda & Rilke

By Lea C. Deschenes


Most people are familiar with the theatrical convention of “The Fourth Wall,” an invisible barrier between a play’s audience and actors. As with any convention, the strictness … Continue reading