ARTS & CULTURE
11/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Last Chance: Allen Ginsberg's Photos At National Gallery Of Art

WASHINGTON -- The poet Allen Ginsberg, who died in 1997, adored life, feared death and craved fame. These obsessions seemed to have kept him, despite his practice of Buddhist meditation, from sitting still for long. He was constantly writing, teaching, traveling, networking, chasing lovers, sampling drugs, pushing political causes and promoting the work of writer friends.

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