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Ginsberg, Allen

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Supermarket in California

what is it that make s this poem so great?

-- is it that
it connects with wALT Whitman, a tradition of poesy of the bardic form, or is t that it
portrays the consumerist capitalist postwar american mindset in practice in its most gausily pragmatic venue?
alive and in color, glistening vegetaqbles and solid cans. pop culture and the old world rapped in ONE.