The Beats : Allen Ginsberg

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On Burroughs’ Work by Allen Ginsberg

The method must be purest meat

and no symbolic dressing

actual visions & actual prisons

as seen then and now.

 

Prisons and visions presented

with rare descriptions

corresponding exactly to those

of Alcatraz and Rose

 

A naked lunch is natural to us,

we eat reality sandwiches.

But allegories are so much lettuce.

Don’t hide the madness.

San Jose 1954

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