“Howl” by Allen Ginsberg is a reflection of what he thinks to be the best minds of the 1950s and how they self-destructed from the pressure of many societal factors. It is broken down into three sections with each section being an extended, single thought on a single subject. Each section ultimately asks one of three questions: who, what, and where. In Section I, Ginsberg discusses who was destroyed by the societal factors of the 1950s. He calls these people “the best minds of my generation” (p. 2540).
Bruce Weigl considered as one of the greatest poets. As soon as 18th birthday, he was selected for Army and served Vietnam for one year. He received the Bronze Star and returned to his hometown of Lorain, Ohio. After the returning home, he continues his studied. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin College, his Master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah.
In this essay, I will be discussing Glenn Gould’s performance of the ‘Goldberg Variations’ recorded in 1955 and the relationship between the work, the performer, and the performance. I decided to choose this recording rather than the 1981 recording because it was performed when Glenn Gould was young and in his prime and I think it reflects his style of performance more clearly and gives a preview of sorts to the performances in the years following this recording. I prefer this recording because it is more lively and inviting. Many people argue that the 1981 version is more emotional than the 1951 but I think both are very emotional recordings, just different kinds of emotion. When Bach released the ‘Goldberg Variations’, a set of 30 variations
Glenn Goulds 1955 recording of 'The Goldberg Variations', being his first recording of this work, was an interpretation of Goldberg Variations by the composer J.S. Bach. The Goldeberg Variations 1955 was an album that heightened Glenn Goulds musical career in terms of being a pianist, internationally. The album is a set of 30 variations, with a length in timing of under 40 minutes, seen as ''one of the monuments of keyboard literature'' (Gould, Glenn,P.22) he means that this recording and interpretation of Bachs original work is a masterpiece and hugely honoured through music history. The 1955 recordings were his first recording and made at and for Columbia Records in the city of Manhattan.
It was through Blackwood that his career took off and he found fame. His reception of the magazine’s content has been recorded in letters that he wrote to the founder William Blackwood. Between the 1st of September and the 29th of October 1819, Hogg wrote in a letter to Blackwood: 'I find your Mag a great favourite in Dumfriesshire especially with the ladies. Macculloch had been trying to stir up a party against it - It is little wonder with all the cleverness and carelessness of composition’ (Hogg, I, P421). Hogg’s statement on women readers contradicts Coleridge’s earlier statement as Hogg believes women enjoy reading Blackwood.
Rube Goldberg: Things to consider… Who was he? Rueben Garret Lucius Goldberg was an inventor, sculptor, author, engineer and cartoonist When was he born? July 4 1884 What was his occupation? At a young age, he loved drawing, tracing and being creative How did he come up with the machine idea? The cartoons he wrote Why did he come up with the idea?
German philologist and “romantic critic Karl Morgenstern, who held a professorship in aesthetics at the University of Dorpat” (Au 4) first introduced the genre of Bildungsroman. He held two lectures on the topic of Bildungsroman in 1819 and 1820 (Boes 233). Morgenstern mentions that the genre has two purposes; to portray the hero’s journey and development and, to foster “the Bildung of the reader to a greater extent than any other type of novel” (Boes 231). Nevertheless, the term had not been prominent, or well known amid this time. It became familiarized in the 1870s, where German philosopher Wilhelm Dithey frequently undertook it in numerous literature studies.
Through the use of literary devices and themes such as spirituality, religion, death and life, Ginsberg’s works show ideas and values that were demonstrated often throughout Beat poetry. This leads to the question “How do the techniques used in Ginsberg’s Poetry showcase the Beat identity?”. Analysing the poems
The more radical rejection of 1950s conformity came from a group of writers known as the Beats. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, these writers expressed their alienation from mainstream society. They dismissed the culture of corporate conformity as “square.” They celebrated all things “hip.” Though their writing was often panned, being critiqued as self-indulgent, other works, such as Allen Ginsberg’s Howl spurred immense controversy, even leading to charges of obscenity against the publisher. Yet, the judge ultimately ruled that the poem wasn’t obscene, but had “redeeming social importance.” Such examples were an attempt to reveal the true image of society as opposed to mass media’s own image of not only what American life was, but what the “American dream” was. The roles of women and men continued to
One of the earliest imitations of the popular ballad is Gottfried August Bürger's Gothic ballad Lenore (1774), which tells the story of a young woman who is visited by her lover's ghost and killed by him. One of Bürger's major influences was Sweet William's Ghost, a ballad collected by Thomas Percy (Crawford 29), as well as Slavic and German adaptations of the material (Child 593). The ballad was extremely popular with the British Romantic poets, including Coleridge, Southey, Byron and Keats, and translated, copied and imitated a great number of times. Scott's translation was one of his first publications (31), and is very close to Bürger's original in language, tone, and even onomatopoeia. He even furthered the ballad's traditional appearance by dividing the stanzas,