Allen Ginsberg
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Born: June 3, 1926

Died: April 5, 1997 (aged 70)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet, writer

Bio: Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression.

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Genius is, to be sure, not a matter of arbitrariness, but rather of freedom, just as wit, love, and faith, which once shall become arts and disciplines. We should demand genius from everybody, without, however, expecting it.

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