Ginsberg’s “Howl” Becomes a Graphic Novel

A long way from its original pocket sized version, readers can experience Howl by Allen Ginsberg and all of its controversial glory in a different medium. The very same 1956 Beat classic that went to trail in 1957 for obscenity can be enjoyed in a graphic novel adaptation animated by Eric Drooker.

The Book Description: First published in 1956, Allen Ginsberg’s  “Howl” is a prophetic masterpiece–an epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges to become one of the most widely read poems of the century.

The very same animations that are included in the graphic novel were also used for 2010 film version of Howl starring James Franco.


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