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Birth Name: Allen Ginsberg
Born: 06/03/1926
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 04/05/1997

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, NJ on June 3, 1926. Both of Ginsberg's parents were Russian Jews, though his father, Louis, identified himself as agnostic. Ginsberg was raised with his older brother Eugene in nearby Paterson, where their father taught English at Central High School. An amateur poet, Louis frequently submitted his works to New York literary magazines and in his lifetime was published in the anthology Modern American and British Poetry. An equal influence on Allen Ginsberg's life, though in a less positive way, was his mother, Naomi, who began suffering a series of nervous breakdowns before either of her sons was born. A former teacher for disadvantaged childre... Continue Bio >>


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