Selected Poems 1947-1995. Allen Ginsberg.

Selected Poems 1947-1995

Harper, October 1996. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #213411
ISBN: 0060164573

Allen Ginsberg is one of America's most distinguished living poets. Famous as a catalyst for the Beat Generation literary movement, his raw, innovative verse and provocative attitudes of spiritual, political, and sexual liberation have inspired countless poets, musicians, and visual and performance artists around the world.

Selected Poems commemorates his brilliant career. Featuring such well-known masterpieces as the lyric "Howl" and the elegiac "Kaddish", it also includes more recent works like the 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 Paul McCartney, Lenny Kaye, and Philip Glass. With a retrospective "Apologia" that places the poems from each decade in their historical and literary context, as well as accessible and illuminating notes and indexes, "Selected Poems" is a necessary addition to the libraries of all Ginsberg enthusiasts".The new generation reading Ginsberg's "Selected [Poems]" will find...that Ginsberg's 'force field of language' still exerts a powerful imaginative pressure".--Helen Vendler, "New Yorker"

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