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Candor and Apocalypse in Allen Ginsberg's Howl


  • Lucas Skalleberg

Summary, in English

Why is Howl such a different poem? Why did it arouse such discussion on its publication? Why do we still read it today? The aim of this essay is to pinpoint the quality of the poem, dealing primarily with its prosody as well as the candor of the author. The conclusion is that Howl has qualities which, without regard to personal taste, are appealing, and thus lasting.


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Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • Languages and Literatures


  • poetry
  • amerikansk lyrik
  • Howl
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • candor in literature
  • apocalypse in literature
  • apokalyps i litteraturen
  • prosody
  • Walt Whitman
  • Jack Kerouac
  • English language and literature
  • Engelska (språk och litteratur)


  • Cecilia Wadsö-Lecaros