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Title:Collected Poems 1947-1997
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Allen Ginsberg
Publisher:Harper
ISBN:0061139742
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:1216
Category:Poetry, Classics, American

Collected Poems 1947-1997 by Allen Ginsberg

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Collected Poems 1947-1997 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 .

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

Collected Poems, 1947-1980, Howl: Original Draft Facsimile, Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems, Selected Poems, 1947–1995, Kaddish and Other Poems, Collected Poems 1947-1997, Reality Sandwiches, Howl, Howl and Other Poems, The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971