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The Essential Ginsberg
Author: Allen Ginsberg

ISBN: 9780141398990
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 29 July 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.7
Description:
'Everybody's serious but me. It occurs to me that I am America. I am talking to myself again.'

Bringing together Allen Ginsberg's poetry, letters, essays, interviews and photos - many published here for the first time - The Essential Ginsberg offers the most intimate view yet of this hugely influential writer and activist. From his early Beat verse and candidly sexual poems to the political song lyrics of his later years, this collection forms a highly personal record of the struggles and passions of a visionary master.

About the Author

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was an American poet, best known for his iconic Howl, one of the most widely read and translated poems of the century, for celebrating his friends of the Beat Generation and for attacking what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States at the time. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, and won the National Book Award for The Fall of America.

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