Ginsberg in Infinity (and Jweekly): Some Thoughts About Legacy

The wife and I were planning to see Allen Ginsberg’s photos at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, “Beat Memories,” but we had an argument and I went alone. I was thinking how appropriate it was, as Ginsberg and company were so often at odds with women. I had seen many of these black and white photos before, and liked how he would characterize a shot as so-and-so in infinity. The infinite isn’t somewhere else or occurring after we die, it’s here and now. However, I may have been projecting. I only found one or two shots where he refers to the eternal – including one of Neil Cassidy and his “love of that year” who were “conscious of their roles in Market Street Eternity.” They were standing near a movie theater showing “The Wild One.”

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