skip to content
The Essential Ginsberg Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The Essential Ginsberg

Author: Allen Ginsberg; Michael Schumacher
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"A collection of essential poems, essays, letters, songs, and photographs which aims to introduce new readers to the scope of Allen Ginsberg's work in its prolific and profound diversity"--
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Essays
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Ginsberg; Michael Schumacher
ISBN: 9780062362285 0062362283
OCLC Number: 890178581
Description: xvi, 423 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Michael Schumacher. --
I. Poems: The bricklayer's lunch hour--
The trembling of the veil--
The shrouded stranger--
The green automobile--
Song--
On Burroughs' work--
Howl--
Footnote to Howl--
A supermarket in California--
Sunflower sutra--
America--
Kaddish--
Message--
To Aunt Rose--
The change : Kyoto-Tokyo Express--
Kral Majales--
Who be kind to--
Wichita vortex sutra--
City midnight junk strains--
Wales visitation--
Please master--
On Neal's ashes--
Memory gardens--
Mind breaths--
Ego confession--
Don't grow old--
Plutonian ode--
White shroud--
Cosmopolitan greetings--
Return of Kral Majales--
After Lalon--
The charnel ground--
Death & fame--
Starry rhymes. --
II. Songs: September on Jessore Road--
Gospel noble truths--
Capitol Air. --
III. Essays: Poetry, violence, and the trembling lambs--
"When the mode of the music changes, the walls of the city shake"--
Prose contribution to Cuban Revolution--
How Kaddish happened--
Statement of Allen Ginsberg, poet, New York City, hearings before a special subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary : U.S. Senate--
Public solitude--
"The fall of America" wins an award--
A definition of the Beat Generation--
Meditation and poetics--
Statement [on censorship]. --
IV. Journals: New York : ca. late-winter 1949 --
New York : May 20, 1952 --
San Francisco : June 8, 1955 --
Pacallpa, Peru : June 11, 1960 --
Benares, India : February 22, 1963 --
Havana, Cuba : Feb. 18-19, 1965 --
Cherry Valley, New York : October 22, 1969. --
V. Interviews: The Paris Review interview, 1965 --
The Craft interview (New York Quarterly), 1970. --
VI. Letters: To Neal Cassady, ca. April 21, 1949--
To John Clellon Holmes, June 16, 1949--
To Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, ca. February 1952--
To Louis Ginsberg, ca. late-March 1956--
To Richard Eberhart, May 18, 1956--
To Lawrence Ferlinghetti, April 3, 1957--
To William S. Burroughs, June 10, 1960--
To Jack Kerouac, May 11, 1962--
To Nicanor Parra, August 20, 1965--
To Robert Creeley, November 28, 1967--
To Gary Snyder, July 8, 1968--
To Diana Trilling, January 15, 1979. --
VII. Photographs: AG on rooftop, 1953--
Jack Kerouac on fire escape, 1953--
Williams S. Burroughs, 1953--
Jack Kerouac, 1953--
Neal Cassady and Natalie Jackson, 1955--
San Francisco apartment, 1955--
Gregory Corso, 1957--
Group portrait, Tangier, 1961--
AG in India, 1963--
Neal Cassady and Timothy Leary, 1964--
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1984--
Anne Waldman, 1985--
Orlovsky family, 1987--
William S. Burroughs, 1991--
Herbert Huncke, 1993--
Self-portrait on 70th birthday, 1996.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Allen Ginsberg ; edited by Michael Schumacher.

Abstract:

"A collection of essential poems, essays, letters, songs, and photographs which aims to introduce new readers to the scope of Allen Ginsberg's work in its prolific and profound diversity"--

"One of the Beat Generation's most renowned poets and writers, Allen Ginsberg became internationally famous not only for his published works but also for his actions as a human rights activist who championed the sexual revolution, gay liberation, Buddhism and Eastern religion, and the confrontation of societal norms--al before it became fashionable to do so. He was also the dynamic leader of war protesters, artists, Flower Power hippies, musicians, punks, and political radicals. The Essential Ginsberg collects a mosaic of material that displays the full range of Ginsberg's mental landscape. His most important poems, songs, essays, letters, journals, and interviews are displayed in chronological order. His poetic masterpieces, "Howl" and "Kaddish," are presented here along with lesser-known and difficult-to-find songs and prose. Personal correspondence with William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac is included, as well as photographs--shot and captioned by Ginsberg himself--of his friends and fellow rogues William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and others. Through his essays, journals, interviews, and letters, this definitive volume will inspire readers to delve deeper into a body of work that remains one of the most impressive literary canons in American history."--Back cover.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/890178581> # The Essential Ginsberg
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "890178581" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/811.54/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2489505778#Topic/poetry_american_general> ; # POETRY--American--General
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2489505778#Topic/american_poetry> ; # American poetry
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2489505778#Topic/literary_collections_american_general> ; # LITERARY COLLECTIONS--American--General
   schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2489505778#Person/ginsberg_allen_1926_1997> ; # Allen Ginsberg
   schema:datePublished "2015" ;
   schema:description ""One of the Beat Generation's most renowned poets and writers, Allen Ginsberg became internationally famous not only for his published works but also for his actions as a human rights activist who championed the sexual revolution, gay liberation, Buddhism and Eastern religion, and the confrontation of societal norms--al before it became fashionable to do so. He was also the dynamic leader of war protesters, artists, Flower Power hippies, musicians, punks, and political radicals. The Essential Ginsberg collects a mosaic of material that displays the full range of Ginsberg's mental landscape. His most important poems, songs, essays, letters, journals, and interviews are displayed in chronological order. His poetic masterpieces, "Howl" and "Kaddish," are presented here along with lesser-known and difficult-to-find songs and prose. Personal correspondence with William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac is included, as well as photographs--shot and captioned by Ginsberg himself--of his friends and fellow rogues William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and others. Through his essays, journals, interviews, and letters, this definitive volume will inspire readers to delve deeper into a body of work that remains one of the most impressive literary canons in American history."--Back cover."@en ;
   schema:description ""A collection of essential poems, essays, letters, songs, and photographs which aims to introduce new readers to the scope of Allen Ginsberg's work in its prolific and profound diversity"--"@en ;
   schema:editor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2489505778#Person/schumacher_michael_1950> ; # Michael Schumacher
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2489505778> ; # Works.
   schema:genre "Poetry"@en ;
   schema:genre "Essays"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The Essential Ginsberg"@en ;
   schema:productID "890178581" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780062362285> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/890178581> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2489505778#Person/ginsberg_allen_1926_1997> # Allen Ginsberg
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1926" ;
   schema:deathDate "1997" ;
   schema:familyName "Ginsberg" ;
   schema:givenName "Allen" ;
   schema:name "Allen Ginsberg" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2489505778#Person/schumacher_michael_1950> # Michael Schumacher
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1950" ;
   schema:familyName "Schumacher" ;
   schema:givenName "Michael" ;
   schema:name "Michael Schumacher" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2489505778#Topic/literary_collections_american_general> # LITERARY COLLECTIONS--American--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "LITERARY COLLECTIONS--American--General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2489505778#Topic/poetry_american_general> # POETRY--American--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "POETRY--American--General"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780062362285>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0062362283" ;
   schema:isbn "9780062362285" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.