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Spontaneous mind : selected interviews, 1958-1996

Author: Allen Ginsberg; David Carter
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The interviews collected in Spontaneous Mind, chronologically arranged and in some cases previously unpublished, were conducted throughout Allen Ginsberg's long career. Always a candid and engaging subject, Ginsberg considered the interview an art form, as well as an opportunity to get his message across to many people, which, as a student of Eastern religions, he believed was his spiritual obligation. In these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Allen Ginsberg; Allen Ginsberg; Allen Ginsberg; Allen Ginsberg
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Ginsberg; David Carter
ISBN: 0060192933 9780060192938
OCLC Number: 44427264
Description: xix, 601 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Marc D. Schleifer, Village Voice --
Ernie Barry, City Lights Journal --
Tom Clark, The Paris Review --
Barry Farrell --
Bob Elliott, Freelance --
William F. Buckley, Jr., Firing Line --
Fernanda Pivano --
Michael Aldrich, Edward Kissam, and Nancy Blecker, "Improvised Poetics" --
Paul Carroll, Playboy --
Bill Prescott, (untitled) --
Chicago Seven Trial Testimony --
Mary Jane Fortunato, Lucille Medwick, and Susan Rowe, New York Quarterly --
Alison Colbert, Partisan Review --
Yves Le Pellec, "The New Consciousness" --
Allen Young, Gay Sunshine Interview --
John Durham, "The Death of Ezra Pound" --
Ekbert Faas, from Towards a New American Poetics --
Michael Goodwin, Richard Hyatt, and Ed Ward, "Squawks Mid-Afternoon" --
Peter Barry Chowka, New Age Journal --
Paul Portugese and Guy Amirthanayagam, "Buddhist Meditation and Poetic Spontaneity" --
Nancy Bunge, from Finding the Words --
Helen, Flipside Fanzine --
Michael Schumacher, Oui --
Steve Foehr --
Simon Albury --
John Lofton, Chronicles --
Josef Jarab --
Thomas Gladysz, Photo Metro --
Clint Frakes --
Steve Silberman, www.HotWired.com.
Responsibility: Allen Ginsberg ; with a preface by Václav Havel and an introduction by Edmund White ; edited by David Carter.
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"The interviews collected in Spontaneous Mind, chronologically arranged and in some cases previously unpublished, were conducted throughout Allen Ginsberg's long career. Always a candid and engaging subject, Ginsberg considered the interview an art form, as well as an opportunity to get his message across to many people, which, as a student of Eastern religions, he believed was his spiritual obligation. In these interviews, dating from the late 1950s to the mid-1990s, Ginsberg speaks frankly about his life, his work, and the events of his time." "Ginsberg's progressive and controversial views on politics and censorship dominate his interviews, from his conversation with the conservative William F. Buckley on PBS to his comments in the Dartmouth Review about U.S. policy in Central America to his testimony at the Chicago Seven trial. Ginsberg discusses his literary influences, including Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman, and William Blake, and offers insights into his own poetry, particularly his innovations in rhythm, meter, and syllable emphasis. A well-known experimenter with drugs, campaigner for their legalization, and believer in their ability to expand consciousness, Ginsberg here describes his LSD trips and his marijuana highs, and explains how they influenced the creation of "Kaddish" and other works. And he talks about his personal life with candor, revealing details of his sexual affairs with fellow Beats Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Neal Cassady, and his longtime relationship with Peter Orlovsky."--Jacket.

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