Allen Ginsberg, Richard Seaver and Jean Genet

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at the Democratic convention in Chicago, 1968. My thanks to Marie Wilson for identifying the man in the middle as Richard Seaver, Genet's translator. William Burroughs and Terry Southern were also part of the unorthodox group commissioned by Esquire magaine to cover the convention under the guidance of Esquire editor John Berendt, who would later write Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. (Ginsberg was an ad hoc member of our merry little band, without Esquire responsibilities.) As a reporter for Time magazine's press section, I was covering Genet, Burroughs and Southern covering the convention. Though we all got tear-gassed together in Lincoln Park, along with Clive Barnes, who briefly joined us, I remember that we spent an inordinate amount of time in various Chicago bars, where, if I recall correctly, Terry Southern regaled us with adventures great and small.

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  • Don Harney

    Don Harney (Deleted) gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    That is excellent!

  • Pascal Fellonneau

    Pascal Fellonneau said (24 Jul 2008):

    Excellent and part of French and American litterature history

  • Dakota Lane

    Dakota Lane said (31 Jul 2008):

    oh my god, wow, incredible.

  • Denise Foley

    Denise Foley gave props (31 Jul 2008):

    Famous folks aside, this is an excellent shot. Your b/w work is stunning.

  • Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson gave props (3 Aug 2008):

    Great capture, and the contrast and depth of field are perfect.

  • Liliane Arizmendi

    Liliane Arizmendi gave props (29 Aug 2009):

    Cool! the story too :) love ginsberg

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