Allen Ginsberg and Surrealism Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Allen Ginsberg and Surrealism
This paper discusses the technical and philosophical effects of the unorthodox movement surrealism on the poet Allen Ginsberg's ideas, style, morality and images.
# 21871 | 1,575 words | 8 sources | 1995 | US
Published on Mar 10, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)


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"Far from being isolated from one another, the fine arts are exceedingly cross-disciplinary. Composers take inspiration from poets, who in turn take inspiration from painters. Beethoven's use of Schiller's "Ode to Joy" in the concluding movement of his ninth symphony is one of countless examples of this tendency for artists to find inspiration outside the confines of their specialty. In fact, Wagner's "music drama" is an attempt to unify all of the creative arts in a single work. Cross-disciplinary inspiration occurs no less in the 20th century than it has in centuries past. One such instance is the inspiration American poet Allen Ginsberg has found in the Surrealist movement. Surrealism, which found its first expression among artists, has provided ... "

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