[Dixielandjazz] Modern art and jazz
charliehooks at earthlink.net
Fri May 30 12:40:14 PDT 2003
on 5/30/03 12:05 AM, Rob McCallum at rakmccallum at hotmail.com wrote:
> he read Howl in honor of the Dalai Lama coming to visit.
Rob, you are a treasure!
Obviously very intelligent, good scholar, the kind of guy I'd love to
hire if I were chair of the department (heaven forbid!). But you err in
suspecting my horror. Nay, I would instead roll my eyes and intake a long
deep breath: the Dalai Lama? I love him. I would play "Hello, Dalai" for
him anytime he might appear.
Allen Ginsberg is a whole nother proposition.
Since I discovered that he was the model for Tertan in "Of This Time, Of
That Place," my opinion of Lionel Trilling has shrunken accordingly. You
see, I actually read "Howl." God forgive me, but I did. I read all the way
through the damn thing. How anyone who has read all of English poetry from
Beowulf to Virginia Wolf--as, I assure you, I have--could take seriously any
portion of that idiocy--well, let's say gently, is not clear to me.
If you want him, you can have him.
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