Allen Ginsberg
#281 Overall Influence

Allen Ginsberg

American poet

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Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and writer. As a student at Columbia University in the 1940s, he began friendships with William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, forming the core of the Beat Generation. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, and sexual repression, and he embodied various aspects of this counterculture with his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy, and openness to Eastern religions.

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Montclair State University
Montclair State University

Public university in New Jersey, United States

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Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College

Senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn

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#82 World Rank #17 USA Rank
Literature
#84 World Rank #30 USA Rank
Education