Howl

Howl
Author: Allen Ginsberg,Eric Drooker
Publsiher: Penguin Modern Classics
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2010-01-01
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0141195703

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Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, and broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. The apocalyptic 'Howl', originally written as a performance piece, became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956. It is considered to be one of the defining works of the Beat Generation, standing alongside that of Burroughs, Kerouac, and Corso. In it, Ginsberg attacks what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States at the time, and takes on issues of sex, drugs and race, simultaneously creating what would become the poetic anthem for US counterculture.

Howl

Howl
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2006-10-10
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780061137457

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First published in 1956, Allen Ginsberg's Howl is a prophetic masterpiece—an epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges to become one of the most widely read poems of the century. This annotated version of Ginsberg's classic is the poet's own re-creation of the revolutionary work's composition process—as well as a treasure trove of anecdotes, an intimate look at the poet's writing techniques, and a veritable social history of the 1950s.

Howl

Howl
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: Paw Prints
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1959
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 1439563985

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Ginsberg's love for a man with whom he shared some of life's worst experiences is celebrated in poems which were once the subject of a prolonged court trial

Howl on Trial

Howl on Trial
Author: Bill Morgan
Publsiher: City Lights Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-01-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780872868458

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Howl and Other Poems, with nearly one million copies in print, City Lights presents the story of editing, publishing and defending Allen Ginsberg’s landmark poem within a broader context of obscenity issues and censorship of literary works. This collection begins with an introduction by publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who shares his memories of hearing Howl first read at the 6 Gallery, of his arrest and of the subsequent legal defense of Howl’s publication. Never-before-published correspondence of Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Kerouac, Gregory Corso, John Hollander, Richard Eberhart and others provides an in-depth commentary on the poem’s ethical intent and its social significance to the author and his contemporaries. A section on the public reaction to the trial includes newspaper reportage, op-ed pieces by Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti and letters to the editor from the public, which provide fascinating background material on the cultural climate of the mid-1950s. A timeline of literary censorship in the United States places this battle for free expression in a historical context. Also included are photographs, transcripts of relevant trial testimony, Judge Clayton Horn’s decision and its ramifications and a long essay by Albert Bendich, the ACLU attorney who defended Howl on constitutional grounds. Editor Bill Morgan discusses more recent challenges to Howl in the late 1980s and how the fight against censorship continues today in new guises.

Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Deathchamber

Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Deathchamber
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2018-02-22
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780241337639

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'Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes!-and you, García Lorca, what were you doing by the watermelons?' Profane and prophetic verses about sex, death, revolution and America by the great icon of Beat poetry. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Howl and Other Poems

Howl and Other Poems
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2020-08-31
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 1715419448

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Considered the single most influential work of post-WWII United States poetry. A strident critique of middle-class complacency, consumerism, and capitalist militarism, HOWL also celebrates the pleasures and freedoms of the physical world. In addition to "Howl," poems in the book include: "A Supermarket in California," "Sunflower Sutra," "America," "In the Baggage Room at Greyhound," "Transcription of Organ Music," and "Wild Orphan," among others.

The Poem That Changed America

The Poem That Changed America
Author: Jason Shinder
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-03-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0374173443

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A tribute to Ginsberg's signature work, which stirred a generation of angel-headed hipsters to cultural rebellion. In 1956, City Lights, a small San Francisco bookstore, published Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems with its trademark black-and-white cover. The original edition cost seventy-five cents, but there was something priceless about its eponymous piece. Although it gave a voice to the new generation that came of age in the conservative years following World War II, the poem also conferred a strange, subversive power that continues to exert its influence to this day. Ginsberg went on to become one of the most eminent and celebrated writers of the second half of the twentieth century, and "Howl" became the critical axis of the worldwide literary, cultural, and political movement that would be known as the Beat generation. The year 2006 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of "Howl," and The Poem That Changed America will celebrate and shed new light on this profound cultural work. With new essays by many of today's most distinguished writers, including Frank Bidart, Andrei Codrescu, Vivian Gornick, Phillip Lopate, Daphne Merkin, Rick Moody, Robert Pinsky, and Luc Sante, The Poem That Changed America reveals the pioneering influence of "Howl" down through the decades and its powerful resonance today.

Collected Letters 1944 1967

Collected Letters  1944 1967
Author: Neal Cassady
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2005-01-25
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781101177334

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“Dave Moore's work on this collection is simply awesome.... It should become and remain the definitive reference book for Beat scholars forever.” —Carolyn Cassady Neal Cassady is best remembered today as Jack Kerouac’s muse and the basis for the character “Dean Moriarty” in Kerouac’s classic On The Road, and as one of Ken Kesey’s merriest of Merry Pranksters, the driver of the psychedelic bus “Further,” immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. This collection brings together more than two hundred letters to Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, and other Beat generation luminaries, as well as correspondence between Neal and his wife, Carolyn. These amazing letters cover Cassady’s life between the ages of 18 and 41 and finish just months before his death in February 1968. Brilliantly edited by Dave Moore, this unique collection presents the “Soul of the Beat Generation” in his own words—sometimes touching and tender, sometimes bawdy and hilarious. Here is the real Neal Cassady—raw and uncut.

The People v Ferlinghetti

The People v  Ferlinghetti
Author: Ronald K. L. Collins,David M. Skover
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-03-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781538125908

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The People v. Ferlinghetti is the story of a rebellious poet, a revolutionary poem, an intrepid book publisher, and a bookseller unintimidated by federal or local officials. There is much color in that story: the bizarre twists of the trial, the swagger of the lead lawyer, the savvy of the young ACLU lawyer, and the surprise verdict of the Sunday school teachers who presided as judge. With a novelist’s flair, noted free speech authorities, Ronald K. L. Collins and David Skover tell the true story of an American maverick who refused to play it safe and who in the process gave staying power to freedom of the press in America. The People v. Ferlinghetti will be of interest to anyone interested the history of free speech in American and the history of the Beat poets.

Howl Kaddish and Other Poems

Howl  Kaddish and Other Poems
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-04-04
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780141976464

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Allen Ginsberg was the bard of the beat generation, and Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems is a collection of his finest work published in Penguin Modern Classics, including 'Howl', whose vindication at an obscenity trial was a watershed moment in twentieth-century history. 'I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked' Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This new collection brings together the famous poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counterculture. They include the apocalyptic 'Howl', which became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956; the moving lament for his dead mother, 'Kaddish'; the searing indictment of his homeland, 'America'; and the confessional 'Mescaline'. Dark, ecstatic and rhapsodic, they show why Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Allen Ginsberg (1926-97) was an American poet, best known for the poem 'Howl' (1956), celebrating his friends of the Beat Generation and attacking what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States at the time. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, won the National Book Award for The Fall of America and was a co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, the first accredited Buddhist college in the Western world. If you enjoyed Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems, you might like Jack Kerouac's On the Road, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The poem that defined a generation' Guardian on 'Howl' 'He avoids nothing but experiences it to the hilt' William Carlos Williams

The Poems of Dylan Thomas

The Poems of Dylan Thomas
Author: Daniel Jones
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0811215415

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Thomas' lyrical prologue introduces this collection of his complete and unfinished poems and early works.

Stygo

Stygo
Author: Laura Hendrie
Publsiher: Macadam Cage Pub
Total Pages: 225
Release: 1994
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: UOM:39015031798476

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Stygo is home to Mama Jewell, who runs the foster home where Baby Annie primps and rants and Hallie lives life as a gremlin; Jack Stiles, who locks wild dogs in an old Chevy behind the Sweetwater Truck Stop; Billy Fiddle, the twin who's left to call everybody's bluff; Willa Moon, who has come home because no place else pays nearly as much attention to her; and a cast of children, powerful and wise, who know what to take from life and when to leave it alone.

All We Saw

All We Saw
Author: Anne Michaels
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-10-05
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781408880920

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A mesmerising, luminously beautiful new poetry collection from Anne Michaels, internationally acclaimed poet and bestselling author of Fugitive Pieces In this passionate, profound collection, Anne Michaels explores one of her essential concerns: 'what love makes us capable of, and incapable of'. Here is the paradox at the heart of loss, the ways in which passion must accept, must insist, that 'death ... give/not only take from us'. A sea in darkness, a woman's hair shining in light, rain falling... how quiet must a voice be in order to be heard? In this way, desire is evoked with intensity and precision. By the end, we are left with a renewed awareness of the mystery at the core of existence; we enter a space that is 'not inside, not outside: / dusk's doorway,' where love remains alive.

Mind Breaths Poems 1972 1977

Mind Breaths  Poems 1972 1977
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: City Lights Books
Total Pages: 123
Release: 1977-09
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003796807

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A collection of Ginsberg's poems include meditations, songs, soliloquies, fantasies, elegies, and regional portraits of America

A Coney Island of the Mind

A Coney Island of the Mind
Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1958
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0811200418

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Includes 29 poems revolving around the title, selections written for oral readings with jazz accompaniment, and 13 previously published poems