Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems

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Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141976462

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Allen Ginsberg was the bard of the beat generation, and Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems is a collection of his finest work published in Penguin Modern Classics, including 'Howl', whose vindication at an obscenity trial was a watershed moment in twentieth-century history. 'I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked' Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This new collection brings together the famous poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counterculture. They include the apocalyptic 'Howl', which became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956; the moving lament for his dead mother, 'Kaddish'; the searing indictment of his homeland, 'America'; and the confessional 'Mescaline'. Dark, ecstatic and rhapsodic, they show why Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Allen Ginsberg (1926-97) was an American poet, best known for the poem 'Howl' (1956), celebrating his friends of the Beat Generation and 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, won the National Book Award for The Fall of America and was a co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, the first accredited Buddhist college in the Western world. If you enjoyed Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems, you might like Jack Kerouac's On the Road, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The poem that defined a generation' Guardian on 'Howl' 'He avoids nothing but experiences it to the hilt' William Carlos Williams

Howl and Other Poems

Pocket Poets Number 4

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Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 9780872863101

Category:

Page: 56

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The epigraph for Howl is from Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!" Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg published a volume of poetry which broke so many social...

Howl on Trial

The Battle for Free Expression

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Author: Bill Morgan,Nancy J. Peters

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872864795

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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Letters, press reports, excerpts from the trial transcript and decision, and other texts document the 1957 obscenity trial of San Francisco beat poet Allen Ginsburg and looks at censorship in the United States and the battle against it.

Selected Poems 1947-1995

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Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060933763

Category: Poetry

Page: 480

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Assembled by Allen Ginsberg, Selected Poems 1947-1995 is the definitive collection of the best works of one of the most influential and revolutionary poets of the twentieth century. Allen Ginsberg, famous for helping catalyze the Beat Generation, wrote poetry for more than fifty years. His innovative verse and provocative attitudes of spiritual, political, and sexual liberation inspired countless poets, musicians, and visual and performance artists worldwide, and helped shape several generations' views of the world. Selected Poems 1947-1995 commemorates Ginsberg's brilliant career as one of America's most distinguished poets. Here are well-known masterpieces such as the lyric "Howl" and the narrative "Kaddish" -- classic works of American literature -- as well as more recent gems, including the long dream poem "White Shroud," the visionary "After Lalon," and the political rock lyric "The Ballad of the Skeletons," a song he recorded in 1996 with a stellar band that included Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye, and Paul McCartney.

The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971

Pocket Poets Number 30

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Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872860636

Category: Poetry

Page: 188

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National Book Award for Poetry, 1973 Beginning with "long poem of these States," The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or sung condensed, the flux of car bus airplane dream consciousness Person during Automated Electronic War years, newspaper headline radio brain auto poesy & silent desk musings, headline flashing on road through these states of consciousness. . . .

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds

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Author: Dawn B. Sova

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816071500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, Revised Edition discusses writings that have been banned over the centuries because they offended or merely ignored official truths; challenged widely held assumptions; or contained ideas or language unacceptable to a state, religious institution, or private moral watchdog. The entries new to this edition include the Captain Underpants series, We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier, and Jake and Honeybunch Go to Heaven by Margaret Zemach. Also included are updates to the censorship histories of such books as To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men.

On the Poetry of Allen Ginsberg

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Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472063536

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 461

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Gathers critical essays about Ginsberg's early works, major poems, essential themes, and public image

Reality Sandwiches: 1953-1960

Pocket Poets Number 18

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Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872860216

Category: Poetry

Page: 98

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Wake-up nightmares in Lower East Side, musings in public library, across the U.s. in dream auto, drunk in old Havana, brooding in Mayan ruins, sex daydreams on the West Coast, airplane vision of Kansas, lonely in a leafy cottage, lunch hour in Berkeley ... a wind-up book of dream notes, psalms, journal enigmas, & nude minutes from 1953 to 1960 poems scattered in fugitive magazines here collected now book.