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Howl and other poems

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I'm reading old courage teacher's (ginsi's) Howl and other poems. Howl amazes me every time with it's force, it's beauty and it's sadness.I've never really paid any attention to part 2 before, because I didn't understand it. The first part is like a sad howl to all the lost souls Ginsberg knew and the third specifies on one of those lost souls, Carl Solomon.But what is part 2 really about? The society that destroyed theese lost souls???????????????
Btw, I would strongly urge anyone who hasn't done it yet to read America. It's a really funny poem and one of the best political satires ever written.Today it's even more important than it's ever been.