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Kaddish Great strange visionary poems by the author of Howl In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid th century suffering anguish of separation from my own body its natural infinity of feeling its ow

  • Title: Kaddish
  • Author: Allen Ginsberg
  • ISBN: 9788433978974
  • Page: 402
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  • Great strange visionary poems by the author of Howl In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid 20th century suffering anguish of separation from my own body its natural infinity of feeling its own self one with all self, I instinctively seeking to reconstitute that blissful union which I experience so rarely I took it to be supernatural an gave it holy Name tGreat strange visionary poems by the author of Howl In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid 20th century suffering anguish of separation from my own body its natural infinity of feeling its own self one with all self, I instinctively seeking to reconstitute that blissful union which I experience so rarely I took it to be supernatural an gave it holy Name thus made hymn laments of longing litanies of triumphancy of Self over mind illusion mechano universe of un feeling Time in which I saw my self my own mother my very nation trapped desolate our worlds of consciousness homeless at war except for the original trembling of bliss in breast belly of every body that nakedness rejected in suits of fear that familiar defenseless living hurt self which is myself same as all others abandoned scared to own unchanging desire for each other These poems almost unconscious to confess the beatific human fact, the language intuitively chosen as in trance dream, the rhythms rising on breath from belly thru breast, the hymn completed in tears, the movement of the physical poetry demanding receiving decades of life while chanting Kaddish the names of Death in many worlds the self seeking the Key to life found at last in our self.

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    1. Allen Ginsberg

      Irwin Allen Ginsberg was the son of Louis and Naomi Ginsberg, two Jewish members of the New York literary counter culture of the 1920s Ginsberg was raised among several progressive political perspectives A supporter of the Communist party, Ginsberg s mother was a nudist whose mental health was a concern throughout the poet s childhood According to biographer Barry Miles, Naomi s illness gave Allen an enormous empathy and tolerance for madness, neurosis, and psychosis As an adolescent, Ginsberg savored Walt Whitman, though in 1939, when Ginsberg graduated high school, he considered Edgar Allan Poe his favorite poet Eager to follow a childhood hero who had received a scholarship to Columbia University, Ginsberg made a vow that if he got into the school he would devote his life to helping the working class, a cause he took seriously over the course of the next several years.He was admitted to Columbia University, and as a student there in the 1940s, he began close friendships with William S Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac, all of whom later became leading figures of the Beat movement The group led Ginsberg to a New Vision, which he defined in his journal Since art is merely and ultimately self expressive, we conclude that the fullest art, the most individual, uninfluenced, unrepressed, uninhibited expression of art is true expression and the true art Around this time, Ginsberg also had what he referred to as his Blake vision, an auditory hallucination of William Blake reading his poems Ah Sunflower, The Sick Rose, and Little Girl Lost Ginsberg noted the occurrence several times as a pivotal moment for him in his comprehension of the universe, affecting fundamental beliefs about his life and his work While Ginsberg claimed that no drugs were involved, he later stated that he used various drugs in an attempt to recapture the feelings inspired by the vision.In 1954, Ginsberg moved to San Francisco His mentor, William Carlos Williams, introduced him to key figures in the San Francisco poetry scene, including Kenneth Rexroth He also met Michael McClure, who handed off the duties of curating a reading for the newly established 6 Gallery With the help of Rexroth, the result was The 6 Gallery Reading which took place on October 7, 1955 The event has been hailed as the birth of the Beat Generation, in no small part because it was also the first public reading of Ginsberg s Howl, a poem which garnered world wide attention for him and the poets he associated with.Shortly after Howl and Other Poems was published in 1956 by City Lights Bookstore, it was banned for obscenity The work overcame censorship trials, however, and became one of the most widely read poems of the century, translated into than twenty two languages.In the 1960s and 70s, Ginsberg studied under gurus and Zen masters As the leading icon of the Beats, Ginsberg was involved in countless political activities, including protests against the Vietnam War, and he spoke openly about issues that concerned him, such as free speech and gay rights agendas.Ginsberg went on publish numerous collections of poetry, including Kaddish and Other Poems 1961 , Planet News 1968 , and The Fall of America Poems of These States 1973 , which won the National Book Award.In 1993, Ginsberg received the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Minister of Culture He also co founded and directed the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Colorado In his later years, Ginsberg became a Distinguished Professor at Brooklyn College.On April 5, 1997, in New York City, he died from complications of hepatitis.

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    1. After you finish Howl (1956), the next Ginsberg collection you should read is Kaddish (1962). It is also the next collection of poetry Ginsberg wrote, but that is not the reason why you should read it. You should read it because the personal kaddish (a traditional Jewish prayer of mourning) which Ginsberg offers for his mother Naomi is the most frankly biographical, most moving and greatest poem Ginsberg ever wrote, and because the book’s themes—the power of The Mother over creation and dest [...]


    2. Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish" is a remarkable reimagining of The Mourner's Kaddish, "said as part of the mourning rituals in Judaism in all prayer services, as well as at funerals" (). The poem is dedicated to Ginsberg's mother, Naomi Ginsberg (1894—1956); in it, Ginsberg extensively details his mother's hardships, with emphasis on her ongoing struggle with mental illnessStrange now to think of you, gone without corsets & eyes, while I walk on the sunny pavement of Greenwich Village. downtown [...]



    3. از برخی جهات برای من یادآور « مرگ آرام » سیمون دو بووار بود. در هر دو فرزندی آخرین روزهای زندگی مادر رو روایت می کنه.در هر دو فرزند نوعی گریز از مادر رو در خودش حس می کنه و از بیمارستانش فاصله می گیره. اما از طرف دیگر تفاوتی فاحش هم هست. در اثر دو بووار با مادری معمولی روبروئیم، ما [...]


    4. In college, I was ridiculous and decided I would contrarily dislike Ginsberg--never having read anything by him--just because everybody else loved him. Then I took a class on modern American poetry in which we read this book, and THANK GOD. I read the first line:Strange now to think of you, gone without corsets & eyes, while I walk on the sunny pavement of Greenwich Villaged that was that. I was saved from my own stupidity. It's possible that this book is really more of a four-star title, bu [...]



    5. Alike to Howl, Kaddish is another collection of two halves. Kaddish itself is a long and meandering poem, straddling the sublime and the dull, steering a long way clear of perfection in a way that only Ginsberg could manage. All of the ingredients were there: great subject matter, great passion, and a burgeoning need to write it. But the result is uneven. It often feels more like therapy for Ginsberg, revisiting his broken childhood, than something which is relatable to most other people.The poe [...]


    6. More and more, I think that Allen Ginsberg was the best of the beat generation litterateurs. Others were almost as talented, such as Kerouac, John Clellon Holmes, and William Burroughs -- but Ginsberg was the most sincere and committed. Kaddish and Other Poems: 50th Anniversary Edition proves it: It is a tortured valentine to his poor, mad mother who died in 1956 in an insane asylum. The beats toyed with Buddhism and the other Eastern religions, but Ginsberg got the message. In a poem dedicated [...]


    7. Howl will tell you about sex and drugs and the dregs of America, but Kaddish is hands down Ginsberg's (second) greatest Poem. It's a dedication to his mother, completed three years after her death, and somehow crams more than a lifetime's worth of memories and nightmares into 30 pages, the most painful relationship of mother and son ever set to page, only for its honesty about paranoia, about sex, about the sense of loss mixed with relief and the sadness over brother and step-father already movi [...]


    8. Leer a Ginsberg es siempre un placer y ningún otro escritor sabe arrancarme el alma y volverla a poner en su sitio como él y sus poemas. En Kaddish nos encontramos con poemas desgarradores, llenos de emoción en los que la muerte y el misterio de la vida toman formas inesperadas y surrealistas. El retrato se la vida y muerte de su madre es bello y terriblemente triste al mismo tiempo y te transmite su historia de manera íntima.Nunca seré capaz de expresar todo lo que la poesía de Ginsberg m [...]


    9. Haunting and destroying. But Ginsberg teaches us how to pick the pieces up, even after one's soul, life, country crashes to the ground. Poet as priest; poem as prophecy hold up rather well here. Maybe it doesn't say such good things about our abilities to evolve, though, when we're given over to economic forces


    10. Appearances to the contrary, "Kaddish" was not a poem that commemorated a life, but one that attempts to exorcise a ghost. The spirit was Ginsberg's mother, a tortured soul who haunted the poet. Kaddish is at its heart a repudiation of a smothering mother, a feckless father, useless brother and antiquated traditions. The poem was an exercise in a kind of separation through sadomasochism.It could be said that Ginsberg was both a product and victim of his time. A transitional figure when transgres [...]


    11. I would probably give this 3.5 out of 5 stars. The narrative on Ginsberg's mother Naomi is really heart wrenching and beautiful. I felt like the topic of the oblivion of death was interesting but I would've liked to see them go deeper. Overall, very well-written poetry though!





    12. "Kaddish" is considered by some to be Ginsberg's greatest poem. While a very strong, honest, and deeply personal work, I prefer the wild imagery of "Howl" and "Reality Sandwiches." The title poem is very sincere and emotionally gripping, but very, very sad, talking reflectively, painfully, and mournfully about the death and sad and tortured life of his mother, Naomi Ginsberg, a woman who really struggled with her mental health (I didn't know she had a lobotomy!). Of all the poems contained in th [...]


    13. Ginsberg, back from Europe, is angry. It is 1960 and by now his friend Kerouac is on a downward spiral. His mother, Naomi, has passed away, insane at the end. And Ginsberg himself apparently didn't find whatever he was looking for in Paris or Amsterdam. He writes in "Man's Glory": 'America the Anger, the Anger, Beware!' It's ominous: JFK's assassination and Vietnam are both on the horizon, huge changes are in the air. Reading Ginsberg's poetry in the order in which it was written is much like re [...]


    14. "con tus ojos siendo arrastrada por los policías hasta una ambulanciacon tus ojos amarrada a la mesa de operaciones con tus ojos de páncreas extirpado con tus ojos de operación de apéndice con tus ojos de aborto con tus ojos de ovarios extirpados con tus ojos de electroshock con tus ojos de lobotomía con tus ojos de divorcio con tus ojos de derrame con tus ojos sola con tus ojos con tus ojos con tu Muerte llena de Flores"Kaddish se lleva todas las estrellas del universo, son 'los otros poem [...]


    15. "Alongside Howl, this book is generally regarded as a major work in the Ginsberg canon. Kaddish relates to Ginsberg's mother Naomi, she suffered severe mental illness and died in 1956. Her life and the manner of her death had a devastating impact upon a young Allen Ginsberg and he wrestled with thoughts of her all his life."- Pauline Reeves, Beat Scene No.64, Spring 2011





    16. و چگونه مرگ آن شفایی است که تمام آوازه خوانان در رویای آنند.بخوان، به یاد بیاور پیشگویی را در سرود عبری یا کتاب پاسخ های بودایی یا در تخیلاتم؛ از یک برگ خشک در سپیده دم.


    17. The title poem is, to my mind, one of the most brilliant poems ever composed. Amazing in its depth and detail, it is about Ginsberg's mother, who had passed away. He reveals the complex relationship he had with her and her struggles with mental illness. For much of the time, Ginsberg is present as his mother's condition spirals downward. The situation forces the author to reckon with impermanence and his own mortality. The result is a charged poetic narration of the events and how the family rea [...]


    18. I don't know, I guess this one just wasn't for me. Over the course of reading Ginsberg only a couple of poems have stuck in my memory- Sunflower Sutra, A Supermarket in California & Transcription of Organ Music. I wanted to like Howl (sure I understand its significance) & Kaddish but can't really say I did. I'll keep trying with him though as I received his Collected Poems as a gift.


    19. This collection of poems is as beautiful as it is heartbreaking. Although, in my opinion, Howl is still the best he's written, this collection has true gems, being Death To Van Gogh's Ear the most vibrant, and definitely my favorite.





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