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The epigraph for Howl is from Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks
from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!"
Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg
published a volume of poetry which broke so many social taboos
that copies were impounded as obscene, and the publisher, poet
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, was arrested. The court case that followed
found for Ginsberg and his publisher, and the publicity made both
the poet and the book famous. Ginsberg went on from this
beginning to become a cultural icon of sixties radicalism. This
works seminal place in the culture is indicated in Czeslaw
Milosz's poetic tribute to Ginsberg: "Your blasphemous howl still
resounds in a neon desert where the human tribe wanders,
sentenced to unreality".