Selected Poems, 1947-1995

Selected Poems, 1947-1995

Book - 1996
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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
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060164577
Branch Call Number: 811.54


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Nov 23, 2011

Great poems! Helped me do my english summative. :D

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