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[Allen Ginsberg, self portrait in AP darkroom, 1949. Used for cover of Gates of Wrath. c. Allen Ginsberg Estate]

Ginsberg met Lucien Carr while an undergraduate at Columbia University and was introduced to Kerouac, Burroughs, and others already established in the New York Beat scene.

This is Allen Ginsberg’s reading list for his class, “Literary History of the Beats.” : http://www.openculture.com/2013/05/allen_ginsbergs_celestial_homework_a_reading_list_for_his_class_literary_history_of_the_beats.html

Allen Ginsberg’s Reading List for his Class, “Literary History of the Beats.” Allen Ginsberg was an activist and student of Chögyam Trungpa.

William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, c.1953 [::SemAp::]

William S. Burroughs, left, and Jack Kerouac in Courtesy of the Allen Ginsberg Trust. Books of The Times - A Jack Kerouac-William S. Burroughs Collaboration - ‘And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks’