>Holy Barbarians: Lawrence Lipton, Gregory Corso , Anais Nin and Ginsberg’s stripping act

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As part of the Larry Harnisch Reflects on Los Angeles History Series, the LA Times reprinted the section of Lawrence Lipton’s Holy Barbarians where Allen strips naked at a poetry reading in response to a heckler. They’ve also posted Allen’s as well as Anais Nin’s version of the same night. Though he only did this stripping act maybe a few times after, it was this 1956 reading that got him the reputation for doing it all the time. Read more >>

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