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About a certain John...

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I have a portuguese translation of Howl and the author mentioned that one of Ginsberg's verses was a reference to a poet named John Hoffmann, who comitted suicide by jumping into a Mexican Volcano. I wonder if any of you have more information about this man.. Did it really happen? Cound't find any thing about it...

Thanks for you attention!

Sarasa