Tuesday, August 8, 1995

Q&A Allen Ginsberg: Anxious Dreams of Eliot

Originally appeared in the Boston Book Review
at 2:50 PM March 10 1955
reached point in time where life was no longer suffering but to live was a pleasure.
        Allen Ginsberg, "Journals Mid-Fifties (1954-1958)"
HB: What struck me most reading the "Journals Mid-Fifties" is the theme of love. You discuss it on a cosmic spiritual level, but also in terms of a masochism and submissiveness you wrestle with constantly.

AG: I hadn't thought of it as masochism but I guess it's so.

HB: You use the word a lot.

AG: It's kind of a buzz word.