Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)
It’s not every day you get such a glorious global name-check!
(new Cold War name-dropping/ name-calling?)
Vladislav Surkov, the Russian power-broker, eminence grise (and, now, under-the-sanctions-of-the-US Russian power-broker)
whose rendition of Allen’s “Sunflower Sutra we featured here last year.
Here it is again in case you missed it (it begins approximately two-minutes in))
So, his statement, made to the Russian newspaper, Moskovsky Komsomolets:
“…The only things that interest me in the U.S. are Tupac Shakur, Allen Ginsberg, and Jackson Pollock. I don’t need a visa to access their work. I lose nothing.”
Tupac, Allen and Jackson Pollock, eh? – so that’s the troika?
Tupac Shakur (1971-1996
Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)