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Hysterical Catalog: Gregory Corso’s Alchemical-Surrealism

by Brooks Lampe Poetry and Poetics
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The poet as alchemist, transmuting the socio-political reality using the mundane elements found in the (social) environment with the transformative energies of consciousness.

How Perfect Obedience Destroys: Reflections on Falstaff, the Beats, and others

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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No system can endure perfection.