Howl, and Other Poems

Howl, and Other Poems
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 9781614278191
ISBN 13: 1614278199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Howl, and Other Poems Book Review:

"Howl" is a poem written by Allen Ginsberg in 1955, published as part of his 1956 collection of poetry titled "Howl and Other Poems." Ginsberg began work on "Howl" as early as 1954. "Howl" is considered to be one of the great works of American literature. It came to be associated with the group of writers known as the Beat Generation, which included Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. There is no foundation to the myth that "Howl" was written as a performance piece and later published by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books. This myth was perpetuated by Ferlinghetti as part of the defense's case during the poem's obscenity trial, as detailed below. Upon the poem's release, Ferlinghetti and the bookstore's manager, Shigeyoshi Murao, were charged with disseminating obscene literature, and both were arrested. On October 3, 1957, Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that the poem was not obscene. Poems include: Howl -- Footnote To Howl -- A Supermarket in California -- Transcription of Organ Music -- Sunflower Sutra -- America -- In the Baggage Room at Greyhound; Earlier Poems: An Asphodel -- Song -- Wild Orphan -- In Back of the Real.

Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems

Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN 10: 0141976462
ISBN 13: 9780141976464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems Book Review:

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

Howl and Other Poems

Howl and Other Poems
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: City Lights Publishers
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780872863101
ISBN 13: 0872863107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Howl and Other Poems Book Review:

The epigraph for Howl is from Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!" Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg published a volume of poetry which broke so many social...

Howl

Howl
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2006-10-10
ISBN 10: 0061137456
ISBN 13: 9780061137457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Howl Book Review:

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 and Other Poems

Howl and Other Poems
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: City Lights Publishers
Total Pages: 57
Release: 1956-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780872860179
ISBN 13: 0872860175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Howl and Other Poems Book Review:

The epigraph for Howl is from Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!" Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg published a volume of poetry which broke so many social...

Howl on Trial

Howl on Trial
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: City Lights Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-11
ISBN 10: 9780872864795
ISBN 13: 0872864790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Howl on Trial Book Review:

Letters, press reports, excerpts from the trial transcript and decision, and other texts document the 1957 obscenity trial of San Francisco beat poet Allen Ginsburg and looks at censorship in the United States and the battle against it.

Howl: A Graphic Novel

Howl: A Graphic Novel
Author: Allen Ginsberg,Eric Drooker
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN 10: 0062015176
ISBN 13: 9780062015174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Howl: A Graphic Novel Book Review:

Now a Major Motion Picture! 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.

Comfort Food

Comfort Food
Author: Ellen van Neerven
Publsiher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-05-25
ISBN 10: 0702257249
ISBN 13: 9780702257247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Comfort Food Book Review:

Let me tell you with my skin Under the earth we will find Whole lot. It's all of those things. In this fresh and distinctive collection, Comfort Food offers a close inward focus and an exquisite sensitivity which bridge van Neerven's Indigenous and non-Indigenous heritage. The melding of cultural experiences offers access to a unique and vibrant bicultural experience. The textures and sensuality of the poems' imagery create a portrait of a young woman's life and her exploration of body and mind. A stunning poetry debut from an immensely talented author.

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career
Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti,Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: City Lights Books
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0872866785
ISBN 13: 9780872866782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career Book Review:

One of the longest relationships between a publisher and a writer, documented in an intimate correspondence spanning their respective careers.

The Essential Ginsberg

The Essential Ginsberg
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 0062362291
ISBN 13: 9780062362292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Essential Ginsberg Book Review:

Featuring the legendary and groundbreaking poem “Howl,” this remarkable volume showcases a selection of Allen Ginsberg’s poems, songs, essays, letters, journals, and interviews and contains sixteen pages of his personal photographs. One of the Beat Generation’s most renowned poets and writers, Allen Ginsberg became internationally famous not only for his published works but for his actions as a human rights activist who championed the sexual revolution, human rights, gay liberation, Buddhism and eastern religion, and the confrontation of societal norms—all before it became fashionable to do so. He was also the dynamic leader of war protesters, artists, Flower Power hippies, musicians, punks, and political radicals. The Essential Ginsberg collects a mosaic of materials that displays the full range of Ginsberg’s mental landscape. His most important poems, songs, essays, letters, journals, and interviews are displayed in chronological order. His poetic masterpieces, “Howl” and “Kaddish,” are presented here along with lesser-known and difficult to find songs and prose. Personal correspondence with William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac is included as well as photographs—shot and captioned by Ginsberg himself—of his friends and fellow rogues William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and more. Through his essays, journals, interviews, and letters, this definitive volume will inspire readers to delve deeper into a body of work that remains one of the most impressive literary canons in American history.

Kaddish and Other Poems: 1958-1960

Kaddish and Other Poems: 1958-1960
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: City Lights Books
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1961
ISBN 10: 9780872860193
ISBN 13: 0872860191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Kaddish and Other Poems: 1958-1960 Book Review:

Great strange visionary poems by the author of Howl, "in the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century . . ." In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century suffering anguish of separation from my own body and its natural infinity of feeling its own self one with all self, I instinctively seeking to reconstitute that blissful union which I experience so rarely. I took it to be supernatural an gave it holy Name thus made hymn laments of longing and litanies of triumphancy of Self over mind-illusion mechano-universe of un-feeling Time in which I saw my self my own mother and my very nation trapped desolate our worlds of consciousness homeless and at war except for the original trembling of bliss in breast and belly of every body that nakedness rejected in suits of fear that familiar defenseless living hurt self which is myself same as all others abandoned scared to own unchanging desire for each other. These poems almost unconscious to confess the beatific human fact, the language intuitively chosen as in trance & dream, the rhythms rising on breath from belly thru breast, the hymn completed in tears, the movement of the physical poetry demanding and receiving decades of life while chanting Kaddish the names of Death in many worlds the self seeking the Key to life found at last in our self.

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
ISBN 10: 1538125900
ISBN 13: 9781538125908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The People v. Ferlinghetti Book Review:

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.

Amusing the Million

Amusing the Million
Author: John F. Kasson
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429952237
ISBN 13: 9781429952231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Amusing the Million Book Review:

Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a new mass culture. Exploring it afresh in this way, John Kasson shows Coney Island no longer as the object of nostalgia but as a harbinger of modernity--and the many photographs, lithographs, engravings, and other reproductions with which he amplifies his text support this lively thesis.

Collected Poems

Collected Poems
Author: Louis Ginsberg,Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: Northern Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 439
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106010467592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Collected Poems Book Review:

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones
Author: Daniel Abraham,George R. R. Martin,Tommy Patterson,Ivan Nunes,Marshall Dillon
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 044042321X
ISBN 13: 9780440423218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Game of Thrones Book Review:

The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons and the arrival of barbarian hordes. 75,000 first printing.

The Poem that Changed America

The Poem that Changed America
Author: Jason Shinder
Publsiher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780374173432
ISBN 13: 0374173435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Poem that Changed America Book Review:

Reflections from America's prominent writers on the seminal poem "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg, on the eve of its fiftieth anniversary.

Reality Sandwiches

Reality Sandwiches
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2012-03-09
ISBN 10: 9781475007831
ISBN 13: 1475007833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Reality Sandwiches Book Review:

"Reality Sandwiches" is a book of poetry by Allen Ginsberg published in 1963. The title comes from one of the included poems, "On Burroughs' Work": "A naked lunch is natural to us,/we eat reality sandwiches." The book is dedicated to friend and fellow Beat poet Gregory Corso. Despite Ginsberg's feeling that this collection was not his most significant, the poems still represent Ginsberg at a peak period of his craft. Contents: My Alba Sakyamuni Coming Out From The Mountain The Green Automobile Havana 1953 Siesta In Xbalba And Return To The States On Burroughs' Work Love Poem On Theme By Whitman Over Kansas Malest Cornifici Tuo Catullo Dream Record: June 8, 1955 Fragment 1956 A Strange New Cottage In Berkeley Sather Gate Illumination Scribble Afternoon Seattle Psalm III Tears Ready To Roll Wrote This Last Night Squeal American Change 'Back On Times Square, Dreaming Of Times Square' My Sad Self Battleship Newsreel I Beg You Come Back & Be Cheerful To An Old Poet In Peru Aether Fearfully Waiting Answer, A Magic Universe Have Felt Same Before Soundy Time, I Hear Again! Einstein Books' edition of "Reality Sandwiches" contains supplementary texts: * Selected Poems From Empty Mirror, By Allen Ginsberg. * Howl, By Allen Ginsberg. * A Few Selected Quotes Of Allen Ginsberg.

Journals Mid-fifties, 1954-1958

Journals Mid-fifties, 1954-1958
Author: Allen Ginsberg,Gordon Ball
Publsiher: Harpercollins
Total Pages: 489
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015034264278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Journals Mid-fifties, 1954-1958 Book Review:

A journal account of the poet's emotions, affairs, friendships, family relationships, and travels during the mid-1950s and of the events and discoveries that shaped his controversial poetry

Collected Poems 1947-1997

Collected Poems 1947-1997
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 1216
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN 10: 0141394218
ISBN 13: 9780141394213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Collected Poems 1947-1997 Book Review:

This is the only volume to bring together all of Allen Ginsberg's published verse in its entirety, celebrating half a century of brilliant work from one of America's greatest poets. Presented chronologically, it sets Ginsberg's verse against the story of his extraordinary life: from his most famous landmark works 'Howl' and 'Kaddish' to the poems of White Shroud and Cosmopolitan Greetings, and on to his later writings such as the caustically funny 'Death and Fame', the provocative 'New Democracy Wish List' and the elegiac 'Things I'll Not Do (Nostalgia)'. Ginsberg, as chief figure among the Beats, fomented a social and political revolution, yet his groundbreaking verse also changed the course of American poetry with its freewheeling spontaneity, rawness, honesty and energy. Also containing illustrations by Ginsberg's artist friends, illuminating notes to the poems, original prefaces and photographs, this is the essential record of one of the most influential voices in twentieth century poetry.

Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg
Author: Steve Finbow
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781780230177
ISBN 13: 1780230176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Allen Ginsberg Book Review:

A biography of Allen Ginsberg that re-examines the life, poetry and politics of this crucial poet and activist, and discusses his position in American letters and culture. It moves from the influences of childhood to his meeting with Kerouac and Burroughs in the New York of the late 1940s and the birth of the Beat Generation.