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Thread: The Beats revisited

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoGuy View Post
    Was reading Howl last night. Apparently the line length was related to average breath length, which is an interesting notion to me. Hard to believe Ferlinghetti Ginsburg was charged with obscenity for publishing it.
    Sorry. Had to make this correction.

    It's useful to remember that this was in a period of time when TV couldn't show a man and woman in bed together, and when pre-Johnny Carson late night host Jack Paar got suspended from the air for making a joke about a "water closet"; the very word "toilet" was unmentionable on air.

    Last edited by blacbird; 05-03-2017 at 05:33 AM.
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