Howl

“Howl” was considered to be obscene literature in the 1950’s. After reading it Monday in class I would agree, but who am I? And by the way who are “They” ? Not the they that said the book is obscene but the “they the book speaks of. I would like to know who Allen Ginsberg was thinking of when he wrote the poem.

– Carolyn

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  1. I definitely disagree with labeling it ‘obscene’ in the way that the Federal Government was attempting to define it. The purpose of Howl was not to be used as sexual or even shocking material – its purpose was one of artistic merit.

    – Luke

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