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Howl
Author: Allen Ginsberg

ISBN: 9780141195704
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 12 October 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 18.4 x 1.6
Description:
Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, and broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. The apocalyptic "Howl", originally written as a performance piece, became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956. It is considered to be one of the defining works of the Beat Generation, standing alongside that of Burroughs, Kerouac, and Corso.

In it, Ginsberg attacks what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States at the time, and takes on issues of sex, drugs and race, simultaneously creating what would become the poetic anthem for US counterculture.

An author's message to his readers:

"In publishing 'Howl,' I was curious to leave behind after my generation an emotional time bomb that would continue exploding in U.S. consciousness, in case our military-industrial-nationalist complex solidified into a repressive police bureaucracy."

"I was also curious to see how [Eric Drooker] would interpret my work. And I thought that with t...

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