Howl and Other Poems

Howl and Other Poems Description:

The prophetic poem that launched a generation when it was first published in is here presented in a commemorative fortieth Anniversary Edition br br When the book arrived from its British printers it was seized almost immediately by U S Customs and shortly thereafter the San Francisco police arrested its publisher and editor Lawrence Ferlinghetti together with City Lights Bookstore manager Shigeyoshi Murao The two of them were charged with disseminating obscene literature and the case went to trial in the municipal court of Judge Clayton Horn A parade of distinguished literary and academic witnesses persuaded the judge that the title poem was indeed not obscene and that it had redeeming social significance br br Thus was Howl amp Other Poems freed to become the single most influential poetic work of the post World War II era with over copies now in print

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Kaddish and Other Poems

Kaddish and Other Poems Description:

Great strange visionary poems by the author of Howl in the midst of the broken consciousness of mid twentieth century br br In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid twentieth century suffering anguish of separation from my own body and its natural infinity of feeling its own self one with all self I instinctively seeking to reconstitute that blissful union which I experience so rarely I took it to be supernatural an gave it holy Name thus made hymn laments of longing and litanies of triumphancy of Self over mind illusion mechano universe of un feeling Time in which I saw my self my own mother and my very nation trapped desolate our worlds of consciousness homeless and at war except for the original trembling of bliss in breast and belly of every body that nakedness rejected in suits of fear that familiar defenseless living hurt self which is myself same as all others abandoned scared to own unchanging desire for each other These poems almost unconscious to confess the beatific human fact the language intuitively chosen as in trance amp dream the rhythms rising on breath from belly thru breast the hymn completed in tears the movement of the physical poetry demanding and receiving decades of life while chanting Kaddish the names of Death in many worlds the self seeking the Key to life found at last in our self

Rating: 3.63 out of 5

Collected Poems, 1947-1980

Collected Poems, 1947-1980 Description:

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Rating: 3.55 out of 5


Howl Description:

p Now a Major Motion Picture p p First published in Allen Ginsberg s Howl is a prophetic masterpiece an epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges to become one of the most widely read poems of the century p

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Collected Poems 1947-1997

Collected Poems 1947-1997 Description:

Here for the first time is a volume that gathers the published verse of Allen Ginsberg in its entirety a half century of brilliant work from one of America s great poets The chief figure among the Beats Ginsberg changed the course of American poetry liberating it from closed academic forms with the creation of open vocal spontaneous and energetic postmodern verse in the tradition of Walt Whitman Guillaume Apollinaire Hart Crane Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams Ginsberg s classics em Howl Reality Sandwiches Kaddish Planet News em and em The Fall of America em led American and international poetry toward uncensored vernacular explicit candor the ecstatic the rhapsodic and the sincere all leavened by an attractive and pervasive streak of common sense Ginsberg s raw tones and attitudes of spiritual liberation also helped catalyze a psychological revolution that has become a permanent part of our cultural heritage profoundly influencing not only poetry and popular song and speech but also our view of the world br br The uninterrupted energy of Ginsberg s remarkable career is clearly revealed in this collection Seen in order of composition the poems reflect on one another they are not only works but also a work Included here are all the poems from the earlier volume em Collected Poems em and from Ginsberg s subsequent and final three books of new poetry em White Shroud Cosmopolitan Greetings and Death amp Fame em Enriching this book are illustrations by Ginsberg s artist friends unusual and illuminating notes to the poems inimitably prepared by the poet himself extensive indexes as well as prefaces and various other materials that accompanied the original publications

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Reality Sandwiches

Reality Sandwiches Description:

Scribbled secret notebooks and wild typewritten pages for yr own joy Many of Ginsberg s most famous poems br br 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 on Berkeley beer notations on Skid Row slinking to Mexico wrote this last night in Paris back on Times square dreaming of Times Square bombed in NY again loony tunes in the dentist chair screaming at old poets in South America aethereal zigzag Poesy in blue hotel room in Peru a wind up book of dreams psalms journal enigmas amp nude minutes from to poems scattered in fugitive magazines here collected

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

Howl: Original Draft Facsimile

Howl: Original Draft Facsimile Description:

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Rating: 3.53 out of 5

Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems

Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems Description:

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 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

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

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

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

i National Book Award for Poetry i br br br 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 amp silent desk musings headline flashing on road through these states of consciousness

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

Selected Poems, 1947–1995

Selected Poems, 1947–1995 Description:

Assembled by Allen Ginsberg em Selected Poems em 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 br br em Selected Poems em 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 with a stellar band that included Philip Glass Lenny Kaye and Paul McCartney

Rating: 3.39 out of 5