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Howl And Other Poems

Author : Allen Ginsberg
ISBN : 1614278199
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"Howl" is a poem written by Allen Ginsberg in 1955, published as part of his 1956 collection of poetry titled "Howl and Other Poems." Ginsberg began work on "Howl" as early as 1954. "Howl" is considered to be one of the great works of American literature. It came to be associated with the group of writers known as the Beat Generation, which included Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. There is no foundation to the myth that "Howl" was written as a performance piece and later published by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books. This myth was perpetuated by Ferlinghetti as part of the defense's case during the poem's obscenity trial, as detailed below. Upon the poem's release, Ferlinghetti and the bookstore's manager, Shigeyoshi Murao, were charged with disseminating obscene literature, and both were arrested. On October 3, 1957, Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that the poem was not obscene. Poems include: Howl -- Footnote To Howl -- A Supermarket in California -- Transcription of Organ Music -- Sunflower Sutra -- America -- In the Baggage Room at Greyhound; Earlier Poems: An Asphodel -- Song -- Wild Orphan -- In Back of the Real.

City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology

Author : Lawrence Ferlinghetti
ISBN : 9780872866799
Genre : Poetry
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"Printer's ink is the greatest explosive."?Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti founded the City Lights publishing house sixty years ago in 1955, launching the press with his now legendary Pocket Poets Series. First in the series was Pictures of the Gone World?the only book of his own poems that Ferlinghetti would ever publish at City Lights. Within a year, he had brought out two more volumes, translations by Kenneth Rexroth and then poems by Kenneth Patchen. But it was the success and scandal of number four, Howl & Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg (1956), that put City Lights on the map, positioning the Pocket Poets Series at the forefront of the literary counterculture. A landmark sixtieth anniversary retrospective, this edition is a must-have collection, an invaluable distillation of the energetic, iconoclastic, and still fresh body of work represented in the ongoing series. Ferlinghetti has selected three poems from each of the sixty volumes, including the work of Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrei Voznesensky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Julio Cortázar, Frank O'Hara, Marie Ponsot, Denise Levertov, Diane di Prima, Robert Duncan, Phillip Lamantia, Malcolm Lowry, and many more of the Pocket Poets Series innovative, influential, and often groundbreaking American and international poets. Ferlinghetti provides a fresh introduction that looks back at the inspiration for the series, why certain poets were included, and who were the ones that got away. His behind-the-scenes, personal anecdotes provide priceless insights that shed new light on his vision and his editorial practices at a time when the Pocket Poets Series was shaping the contours of poetry's avant-garde.

Kaddish And Other Poems 1958 1960

Author : Allen Ginsberg
ISBN : 0613997301
Genre : Fiction
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Naked Lunch

Author : William S. Burroughs
ISBN : 3499256444
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The Fall Of America Poems Of These States 1965 1971

Author : Allen Ginsberg
ISBN : 0872860639
Genre : Poetry
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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. . . .

Reality Sandwiches 1953 1960

Author : Allen Ginsberg
ISBN : 0872860213
Genre : Poetry
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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.

Das Geheul Und Andere Gedichte

Author : Allen Ginsberg
ISBN : 3809021458
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A Coney Island Of The Mind

Author : Lawrence Ferlinghetti
ISBN : 3630620582
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Mind Breaths Poems 1972 1977

Author : Allen Ginsberg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003796807
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A collection of Ginsberg's poems include meditations, songs, soliloquies, fantasies, elegies, and regional portraits of America

Cold War Poetry

Author : Edward Brunner
ISBN : 0252072170
Genre : History
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Mainstream American poetry of the 1950s has long been dismissed as deliberately indifferent to its cultural circumstances. This study attempts to break the placid surface of the hollow decade to reveal a poetry sharply responsive to issues of its time. It undertakes a re-examination of many of the mainstream and almost forgotten poets.

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