|Plot Summary of Howl|
|"Alan Ginsburg explores his youth and learns about himself. He goes through a coming of age in his early twenties and describes the intimate details of his sex and drug use. In his depiction of his sex and drug use, Ginsburg grows up and learns to accept himself. He is a homosexual and this was a difficult thing for him to accept. His novel ends with self revelation of who he is and an allusion to his future happiness. "
Daniela Lo Presti, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Howl|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Phys disability/mental struggle?
Taboo Sex Story?
Kind of sex:
- gay guy
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- average physique
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- male homosexuals doing their thing
Lot of foul language?
Commentary on society?
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 26-50% of book
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