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Professors from the University of Washington and Seattle University have co-written a new book about the controversial publishing of Alan Ginsberg’s ‘Howl.’

The People v. Lawrence Ferlinghetti       

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,” begins Allen Ginsberg’s landmark poem “Howl,” an anguished, Beatnik-era broadside, an outpouring on behalf of the outcasts of a dominant, conformist 1950s culture — and a celebration of jazz, sexuality and “Angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.” Printed in 1956 as a pocket-sized chapbook more at

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