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What I am reading

the weird and highly subjective way I see it

Currently reading

Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page
Matt Kish
Progress: 70/600 pages
The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo
Oscar Zeta Acosta, Manuel Acosta Sero, Hunter S. Thompson
Progress: 105/204 pages
Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift, Robert DeMaria Jr.
Progress: 29/306 pages
Fifty Egg Timer Short Stories
Richard Bunning

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, ...

Howl and Other Poems - Allen Ginsberg, William Carlos Williams

You might have noticed my appreciation for most authors of the Beat Generation, so, no wonder that I read Ginsberg.

Usually, I love reading fiction and I try to avoid poetry. It's not because I dislike poetry, but somehow I like almost anything else better..

 

Anyways.

To me Ginsbergs poems are extremely touching. Reading Kaddish, the 25 pages poem he dedicated to his mother after she died, was overwhelming, so was HowlA Supermarket in California, America, and most of the others. In fact, the were all awesome.

In a great part of his poems, I could actually relate to his anger, pain, confusion, paranoia, carelessness or light-heartedness.

 

I could go on praising Ginsberg for many, many pages, but I felt like stopping at this point, because probably there is hardly anyone who would have read the whole thing. So, I want to end with his Poem Rocket.

 

"Be a star-screwer!"