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Indian journals, March 1962-May 1963 : notebooks, diary, blank pages, writings

Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; [Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Grove Press edView all editions and formats
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The leading poet of the Beat generation and late-twentieth century American letters, a spokesman for the antiwar generation, an icon of the counterculture, Allen Ginsberg led a movement that profoundly altered the American literary and cultural landscapes. Indian Journals collects Ginsberg's writing from a 1962-63 stay in India. It is wonderfully eclectic, visionary, at times intensely private, and always in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Named Person: Allen Ginsberg; Allen Ginsberg; Allen Ginsberg; Allen Ginsberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Ginsberg
ISBN: 0802134750 9780802134752
OCLC Number: 34618316
Notes: Originally published: San Francisco : Dave Haselwood Books, 1970.
Description: 210 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Indian journals
Responsibility: Allen Ginsberg.
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The leading poet of the Beat generation and late-twentieth century American letters, a spokesman for the antiwar generation, an icon of the counterculture, Allen Ginsberg led a movement that profoundly altered the American literary and cultural landscapes. Indian Journals collects Ginsberg's writing from a 1962-63 stay in India. It is wonderfully eclectic, visionary, at times intensely private, and always in possession of a hallucinatory clarity that affirms Ginsberg's truly great ability, as well as his ebullient spirit. Indian Journals took half a decade to transcribe and edit; when it was originally published in 1970 it catalyzed a large movement of young Western pilgrims to explore India and Eastern thought. This new edition contains an updated and expanded section of newly discovered photographs taken by Ginsberg during his time spent in India. The perfect combination of text and images, Indian Journals is testimony to Ginsberg's passionate interest in Eastern religion and mysticism and contains the raw materials for some of his most important poems.

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