Among the readers that night – Bob Rosenthal . We’ve already spotlighted Bob’s memoirs here (and, actually, also, here). Michalis Limnios now adds him to the already-remarkable roster of interviews on his exemplary Blues and Greece site. It’s another “must-read” – “The Trust of Bodhisattva” –
ML: How do you describe Allen Ginsberg’s life?
BR: Radical amazement. He lived five lifetimes in one.
ML: What characterizes Allen Ginsberg’s bohemian way of life?
BR: The non-accumulation of possessions.
ML: Which is the most interesting period in Allen Ginsberg’s life and why?
BR: Interesting has no meaning here – but I will venture to say his death.
MR: Which memory from Allen Ginsberg’s adventures makes you smile?
BR: His political bravery – such as making peace between the Hell’s Angels and the Anti-(Vietnam) War marchers, Berkeley 1965 – many other instances!….
The full interview can be read here