September 14, 2009

The best minds of my generation


“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection.”
       Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)
       American poet and novelist
       The classic Beat poem “Howl” (1956) 

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“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by stress frazzled overtired burnt-out,
jogging through suburban streets at dawn as suggested by the late James Fixx,
career-minded yupsters burning for an Amstel Light watching Stupid Pet Tricks.”
       Christopher Buckley & Paul Slansky 
       American journalists and book authors
       “Yowl,” an updated yuppie version of "Howl"
       Published in New Republic magazine, 1986

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