Allen Ginsberg's "A Supermarket in California" Analytical Essay

Allen Ginsberg's "A Supermarket in California"
An examination of the Allen Ginsberg's poem, "A Supermarket in California" and its themes.
# 2935 | 1,470 words | 4 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 15, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper analyzes the poem, "A Supermarket in California", written in 1955 by Allen Ginsberg. The author examines how the poem expresses the anxiety of this key period of change in Western history through Ginsberg's own unique form of socio-political criticism.

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"The decade of the 1950's was the beginning of a new era. Society was changing. The industrial revolution of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the two World Wars, and the threat of the Cold War had all pushed America to the forefront of change. Television brought ideas to the masses like never before. Progress was the ideal. "

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