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Howl, and other poems

Author: Allen Ginsberg; William Carlos Williams
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, 1985 printing, ©1959.
Series: Pocket poets series, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 taboos that copies were impounded as obscene, and the publisher, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, was arrested. The court case that followed found for Ginsberg and his  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Ginsberg; William Carlos Williams
ISBN: 0872860175 9780872860179
OCLC Number: 13774353
Notes: Introduction by William Carlos Williams.
Description: 57 pages ; 16 cm.
Contents: Introduction / William Carlos Williams --
Howl --
Footnote to Howl --
A Supermarket in California --
Transcription of Organ Music --
Sunflower Sutra --
America --
In the Baggage Room at Greyhound --
An Asphodel --
Song --
Wild Orphan --
In Back of the Real.
Series Title: Pocket poets series, no. 4.
Responsibility: by Allen Ginsberg.

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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 taboos that copies were impounded as obscene, and the publisher, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, was arrested. The court case that followed found for Ginsberg and his publisher, and the publicity made both the poet and the book famous. Ginsberg went on from this beginning to become a cultural icon of sixties radicalism. This works seminal place in the culture is indicated in Czeslaw Milosz's poetic tribute to Ginsberg: 'Your blasphemous howl still resounds in a neon desert where the human tribe wanders, sentenced to unreality'."--PUBLISHER.

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