viernes, 5 de octubre de 2007

Palabras buenas, palabras malas...

El miércoles 26 de setiembre la cadena de radio Pacifica puso al aire a Allen Ginsberg recitando su poema "Howl"

"Yet Ginsberg, who died in 1997, was heard online and not on the New York radio station WBAI-FM, affiliated with the Pacifica network, because the station, according to an article in The San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday, feared that by broadcasting "Howl" it could run afoul of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's interpretation of indecency and incur bankrupting fines."

"WBAI, in consultation with Pacifica, decided to run "Howl Against Censorship" on Wednesday on the Pacifica Web site because Webcasts, the Internet, satellite programming and cable TV are not regulated by the FCC. The show included a 24-minute recording from 1959 of Ginsberg reading his poem; an interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the original publisher of "Howl" and the defendant in the 1957 case; and a panel on the First Amendment".

Ferlinghetti, 88, who owns the landmark City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, said when "Howl" was labeled obscene, first by U.S. Customs agents and then by the San Francisco police, it "wasn't really the four-letter words." He added, "It was that it was a direct attack on American society and the American way of life."

De repente y leyendo sobre este tema vía ITH, recordé las palabras de Roberto Fontanarrosa en el Congreso de la Lengua:

1 comentario:

mint dijo...

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