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Ginsberg, Allen 1926-1997

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Collected poems, 1947-1980 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
59 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,975 libraries worldwide
A collection of the verse of one of America's great poets over three decades
Howl, and other poems by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
137 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,844 libraries worldwide
Ginsberg's 1956 collection of poems created a sensation, becoming the subject of an obscenity trial and changing the literary landscape forever
No direction home Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan( visu )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,814 libraries worldwide
Traces Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Joan Baez, Allan Ginsberg, Maria Muldaur, Pete Seeger, Liam Clancy, Mavis Staples and others share their thoughts and feelings about the young singer who would change popular music forever. Contains extensive archival footage, some never-before-seen and rare concert performances
White shroud : poems, 1980-1985 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
25 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,496 libraries worldwide
Death & fame : poems, 1993-1997 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,456 libraries worldwide
From one of America's great poets--a cultural icon who changed the course of American poetry as well as several generations' view of the world--comes this singular volume of final poems. Print features
Kaddish and other poems 1958-1960 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
63 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,364 libraries worldwide
"Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish," a long poem written about the madness and death of his mother, Naomi, is widely considered to be one his major works."--PUBLISHER
Selected poems, 1947-1995 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
32 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
Allen Ginsberg, one of America's most distinguished living poets, turned 70 this year. Selected Poems 1947-1995 commemorates his brilliant career and honors a landmark birthday. Ginsberg personally chose the selections for this handy volume and has written a retrospective Apologia that places the poems from each decade in their historical and literary context. 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, the long dream poem "White Shroud," the visionary "After Lalon," and the political rock lyric "The Ballad of the Skeletons." The pieces included in Selected Poems 1947-1995, which span five decades of work, document Ginsberg's spiritual path during a life devoted to exploring the creative possibilities of the conscious mind. Ginsberg's verse is always raw-toned, often whimsical, in both style and content, and displays elegant technical variety from singable exact lyrics to Sapphics to Skeltonics to twelve-bar blues to projective open-form verse and "spontaneous bop prosody." Ginsberg takes readers on a tour of his intelligence as a poet, from the transcendent-themed early poems such as "Magic Psalm" (1960) and "T.V. Baby" fragments (1961), to the poetic realism of the later 1960s with which he confronted and challenged a nation at war, to the integration of song (rags, ballads, and blues) into his poetic repertoire in the early 1970s. Many long poems - including "The Fall of America" and "Iron Horse" - have been edited to reveal exquisite passages hitherto unnoticed by many readers. Ginsberg's immersion in Eastern thought and his hands-on practice of Tibetan Buddhism is reflected in poems throughout this collection. In contrast, readers will delight in highlights of his erotic narrative "Contest of Bards" (1977), at once baroque and idiosyncratic, which was inspired in great part by a marathon reading of William Blake's complete poetry. His most recent work expands on classic meditation experience, recording the recognition of rich daydream activity as conscious poetic thought. In addition to the rich and varied collection of poetry included here, Selected Poems 1947-1995 offers accessible and extensive indexes, illuminating notes to the poems, and prefaces to supplement enthusiasts in their reading of one of the wisest and most revolutionary poets of this century
The fall of America : poems of these States, 1965-1971 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
14 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and held by 1,223 libraries worldwide
"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 & silent desk musings, headline flashing on road through these states of consciousness. . . ."--Jacket
The yage letters redux by William S Burroughs( Book )
70 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
Editor's introduction -- In search of yage, 1953: William Burroughs -- Seven years later, 1960: Allen Ginsberg to William Burroughs. Burroughs' reply -- Epilogue, 1963 -- Appendices
Deliberate prose : selected essays, 1952-1995 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,098 libraries worldwide
"Allen Ginsberg's essays, collected here for the first time, were written over the course of a long, productive, and politically engaged life. With his finger ever on the pulse of America, Ginsberg was consistently outspoken and passionate about his beliefs. Whether criticizing the American government, protesting the proliferation of nuclear weapons or the waging of war in Vietnam, or denouncing the injustice of capitalism, Ginsberg gave voice to a moral conscience of the nation. His views on free speech and the drug culture, his quest for inner peace, the creation of the Beat generation, and his innovative poetics reflect the concerns of a postwar American culture that he helped shape."--Jacket
Reality sandwiches, 1953-60 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
61 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
"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 in Berkeley ... a wind-up book of dream notes, psalms, journal enigmas, & nude minutes from 1953 to 1960 poems scattered in fugitive magazines here collected now book."
Cosmopolitan greetings : poems, 1986-1992 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Beat Generation - that historic encounter in 1944 in New York City between Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs - Cosmopolitan Greetings is the first new collection of poems from Allen Ginsberg since his highly acclaimed book White Shroud appeared in 1986. In Cosmopolitan Greetings, Ginsberg's ebullient spirit, his compassion, humor, playfulness, and candor are as refreshing as ever. These are poems from the autumn years of his life, a time of extensive activity and engagement for the public figure and a period of reflection and meditation for the Buddhist. The poet confronts evil in the world - the ravages of government, dictators, and the CIA; the wanton destruction of natural resources and of our planet; the suffering of the persecuted, the victims of war - and he does it fearlessly and with passion. Death lurks around the corners of these poems, but Ginsberg's zest for life remains undiminished. His search for love is as poignant, funny, and energetic as his attempt to understand why he writes poetry. There is a wonderful balance in this collection between memory and desire. Ginsberg's ardent pursuit of younger lovers alternates with his poignant revisiting of family, friends, and scenes from his earlier days. Cosmopolitan Greetings demonstrates a variety of poetic style and voice. Some of the poems here have dance rhythms; others are song lyrics, and some are accompanied by sheet music on the facing page. There's even an original comic strip - "Deadline Dragon Comix"--In which Ginsberg's publisher is gently taken to task for pressuring the poet about deadlines. The poems in Cosmopolitan Greetings are vintage Allen Ginsberg; fresh, hopeful, full of humanity and soul in the face of the darkness of our times
Mind breaths : poems, 1972-1977 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 967 libraries worldwide
A collection of Ginsberg's poems include meditations, songs, soliloquies, fantasies, elegies, and regional portraits of America
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, third series by Alfred Kazin( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 962 libraries worldwide
"Interviews and biographical notes, prepared for book publication by George Plimpton."
Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac( Book )
19 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 907 libraries worldwide
Kerouac's ultimate account of his voyages with Neal Cassady
Planet news, 1961-1967 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
32 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 libraries worldwide
"Planet News collecting seven years' Poesy scribed to 1967 begins with electronic politics disassociation & messianic rhapsody TV Baby in New York, continues picaresque around the globe, elan perceptions notated at Mediterranean, Galilee & Ganges till next breakthrough, comedown Poem at heart & soul last days in Asia The Change 1963; tenement doldrums & police-state paranoia in Manhattan then half year behind Socialist Curtain climaxed as Kral Majales May King Prague 1965, same years' erotic gregariousness writ as Who Be Kind To for International Poetry Incarnation Albert Hall London; next trip West Coast thru center America Midwest Wichita Vortex Sutra ... at last across Atlantic Wales Visitation promethian text recollected in emotion revised in tranquility continuing tradition of ancient Nature Language mediates between psychedelic inspiration and humane ecology & integrated acid classic Unitive Vision with democratic eyeball particulars-book closes on politics to exorcise Pentagon phantoms who cover Earth with dung-colored gas."--Jacket
The best of the best American poetry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series
On the poetry of Allen Ginsberg ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Empty mirror : early poems by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
28 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Here the terror of the scene has been laid bare in subtle measures, the pages are warm with it. The scene they invoke is terrifying more so than Dante's pages, the poem is not suspect, the craft is flawless. --William Carlos Williams
Plutonian ode : poems, 1977-1980 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
23 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 638 libraries worldwide
 
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Allen Ginsberg
Gīnasabārga, Ayālena
Gīnasabārga, Ayālena 1926-1997
Ginsberg, Allan 1926-1997
Ginsberg, Allen
Ginsberg, Irwin Allen
Ginsberg, Irwin Allen 1926-1997
Ginzberg, Alen
Ginzberg, Alen 1926-1997
Ginzberg, Allen 1926-1997
Гинзберг, Аллен 1926-1997
גינזברג, אלן
גינזברג, אלן 1926-1997
גינסברג, אלן 1926-1997
גינצברג, אלן 1926-1997
ギンズバーグ, アレン
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