Who cowered in unshaven rooms in underwear, burning their money in wastebaskets and listening to the Terror through the wall

from Allen Ginsberg – Howl on Rap Genius


This line refers to Lucien Carr who, at his mother’s insistence, burned his insanity record, along with $20. Lucien was a prominent member of the New York Beats and later became editor of United Press International


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