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Selected poems, 1947-1995

Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2001.
Series: Perennial classic.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Perennial Classics edView all editions and formats
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Allen Ginsberg, famous for helping catalyze the Beat Generation, wrote poetry for more than fifty years. His innovative verse and provocative attitudes of spiritual, political, and sexual liberation inspired countless poets, musicians, and visual and performance artists worldwide, and helped shape several generations' views of the world. This book commemorates Ginsberg's brilliant career as one of America's most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Ginsberg
ISBN: 0060933763 9780060933760 0060164573 9780060164577
OCLC Number: 45283099
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xix, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Empty mirror: gates of wrath (1947-1952): In society --
The bricklayer's lunch hour --
The trembling of the veil --
A western ballad --
Pull my daisy --
The shrouded stranger --
Fyodor --
Metaphysics --
Paterson --
The archetype poem --
Marijuana notation --
A crazy spiritual --
II. The green automobile (1953-1954): The green automobile --
Green valentine blues --
Siesta in Xbalba (selections) --
song --
In back of the real --
On Burroughs' work --
Love poem on theme by Whitman --
III. Howl, before and after: San Francisco Bay area: (1955-1956): Malest Cornifici Tuo Catullo --
Dream record: June 8, 1955 --
Howl --
Footnote to howl --
A strange new cottage in Berkeley --
A supermarket in California --
Sunflower sutra --
America --
Many loves --
IV. Reality sandwiches: Europe! Europe! (1957-1959): Death to Van Gogh's ear! --
The lion for real --
The names --
Message --
To Lindsay --
To Aunt Rose --
My sad self --
Ignu --
V. Kaddish and related poems (1959-1960): Kaddish: proem, narrative, hymmnn, lament, litany and fugue --
Psalm IV --
Magic psalm --
The end --
VI. Planet news: to Europe and Asia (1961-1963): Television was a baby crawling toward that deathchamber (selections) --
This form of life needs sex --
Describe: the rain on Dasaswamedh Ghat --
Patna-Benares Express --
The change: Kyoto-Tokyo Express --
VII. King of Maya: America to Europe (1963-1965): I am a victim of telephone --
Today --
Kral Majales --
Guru --
Who be kind to --
VIII. The fall of America (1965-1971): First party at Ken Kesey's with Hell's Angels --
These states: into L.A. (selections) --
Wichita vortex sutra --
I (selections) --
II --
Kansas City to Saint Louis (selections) --
Uptown --
Iron horse (selections) --
City midnight junk strains --
Autumn gold: New England fall (selections) --
Wales visitation --
Elegy for Neal Cassady --
Kiss ass --
Please master --
On Neal's ashes --
Rain-wet asphalt heat, garbage curbed cans overflowing --
Memory gardens (selections) --
Milarepa taste.
Series Title: Perennial classic.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Allen Ginsberg.
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Allen Ginsberg, famous for helping catalyze the Beat Generation, wrote poetry for more than fifty years. His innovative verse and provocative attitudes of spiritual, political, and sexual liberation inspired countless poets, musicians, and visual and performance artists worldwide, and helped shape several generations' views of the world. This book commemorates Ginsberg's brilliant career as one of America's most distinguished poets. 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, including the long dream poem "White Shroud," the visionary "After Lalon," and the political rock lyric "The Ballad of the Skeletons," a song he recorded in 1996 with a stellar band that included Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye, and Paul McCartney.

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