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Ginsberg, Allen 1926-1997

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Collected Poems, 1947-1980 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

99 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the verse of one of America's great poets over three decades
Howl : and other poems by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

175 editions published between 1956 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 2,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ginsberg's 1956 collection of poems created a sensation, becoming the subject of an obscenity trial and changing the literary landscape forever
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus features including never before seen footage and rare concert performances by Bob Dylan. Includes everyone's prolific favorites: 'Like a Rolling Stone, ' 'Blowing In The Wind, ' 'Mr. Tamborine Man' & others. Directed by Martin Scorsese
White shroud : poems, 1980-1985 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of poems by Allen Ginsberg was the winner of Yugoslavia's Struga Poetry Festival "Golden Wreath" in 1986. The title poem, "White Shroud," is a dream apparition, a bittersweet epilogue to the poet's "Kaddish," the elegy written 25 years ago for his mother. The volume also contains a series of poems Ginsberg wrote during a trip to the People's Republic of China in 1984. Among the poetic modes he experiments with are: political rock-and-roll lyrics and rap; surreal anecdotes; Eastern "doha" and precise American haikus; vivid erotic narratives; heroic couplets; national blues; danceable instruction for classic Buddhist sitting meditation; descriptive sketches; and rhymeless sonnet. ISBN 0-06-015714-3: $14.95
Death & fame : poems, 1993-1997 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of America's great poets--a cultural icon who changed the course of American poetry as well as several generations' view of the world--comes this singular volume of final poems. Print features
Selected poems, 1947-1995 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allen Ginsberg, one of America's most distinguished living poets, turned 70 this year. Selected Poems 1947-1995 commemorates his brilliant career and honors a landmark birthday. Ginsberg personally chose the selections for this handy volume and has written a retrospective Apologia that places the poems from each decade in their historical and literary context. 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, the long dream poem "White Shroud," the visionary "After Lalon," and the political rock lyric "The Ballad of the Skeletons." The pieces included in Selected Poems 1947-1995, which span five decades of work, document Ginsberg's spiritual path during a life devoted to exploring the creative possibilities of the conscious mind. Ginsberg's verse is always raw-toned, often whimsical, in both style and content, and displays elegant technical variety from singable exact lyrics to Sapphics to Skeltonics to twelve-bar blues to projective open-form verse and "spontaneous bop prosody." Ginsberg takes readers on a tour of his intelligence as a poet, from the transcendent-themed early poems such as "Magic Psalm" (1960) and "T.V. Baby" fragments (1961), to the poetic realism of the later 1960s with which he confronted and challenged a nation at war, to the integration of song (rags, ballads, and blues) into his poetic repertoire in the early 1970s. Many long poems - including "The Fall of America" and "Iron Horse" - have been edited to reveal exquisite passages hitherto unnoticed by many readers. Ginsberg's immersion in Eastern thought and his hands-on practice of Tibetan Buddhism is reflected in poems throughout this collection. In contrast, readers will delight in highlights of his erotic narrative "Contest of Bards" (1977), at once baroque and idiosyncratic, which was inspired in great part by a marathon reading of William Blake's complete poetry. His most recent work expands on classic meditation experience, recording the recognition of rich daydream activity as conscious poetic thought. In addition to the rich and varied collection of poetry included here, Selected Poems 1947-1995 offers accessible and extensive indexes, illuminating notes to the poems, and prefaces to supplement enthusiasts in their reading of one of the wisest and most revolutionary poets of this century
The fall of America : poems of these States, 1965-1971 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with 'long poem of these States, ' The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or sung condensed, the flux of car bus airplane dream consciousness Person during Automated Electronic War years, newspaper headline radio brain auto poesy & silent desk musings, headline flashing on road through these states of consciousness. . . ."--Jacket
Kaddish and other poems 1958-1960 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

40 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish," a long poem written about the madness and death of his mother, Naomi, is widely considered to be one his major works."--PUBLISHER
Deliberate prose : selected essays, 1952-1995 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Allen Ginsberg's essays, collected here for the first time, were written over the course of a long, productive, and politically engaged life. With his finger ever on the pulse of America, Ginsberg was consistently outspoken and passionate about his beliefs. Whether criticizing the American government, protesting the proliferation of nuclear weapons or the waging of war in Vietnam, or denouncing the injustice of capitalism, Ginsberg gave voice to a moral conscience of the nation. His views on free speech and the drug culture, his quest for inner peace, the creation of the Beat generation, and his innovative poetics reflect the concerns of a postwar American culture that he helped shape."--Jacket
Reality sandwiches, 1953-60 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

57 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wake-up nightmares in Lower East Side, musings in public library, across the U.s. in dream auto, drunk in old Havana, brooding in Mayan ruins, sex daydreams on the West Coast, airplane vision of Kansas, lonely in a leafy cottage, lunch hour in Berkeley ... a wind-up book of dream notes, psalms, journal enigmas, & nude minutes from 1953 to 1960 poems scattered in fugitive magazines here collected now book."--Page 4 of cover
Mind breaths : poems, 1972-1977 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Ginsberg's poems include meditations, songs, soliloquies, fantasies, elegies, and regional portraits of America
Cosmopolitan greetings : poems, 1986-1992 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Beat Generation - that historic encounter in 1944 in New York City between Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs - Cosmopolitan Greetings is the first new collection of poems from Allen Ginsberg since his highly acclaimed book White Shroud appeared in 1986. In Cosmopolitan Greetings, Ginsberg's ebullient spirit, his compassion, humor, playfulness, and candor are as refreshing as ever. These are poems from the autumn years of his life, a time of extensive activity and engagement for the public figure and a period of reflection and meditation for the Buddhist. The poet confronts evil in the world - the ravages of government, dictators, and the CIA; the wanton destruction of natural resources and of our planet; the suffering of the persecuted, the victims of war - and he does it fearlessly and with passion. Death lurks around the corners of these poems, but Ginsberg's zest for life remains undiminished. His search for love is as poignant, funny, and energetic as his attempt to understand why he writes poetry. There is a wonderful balance in this collection between memory and desire. Ginsberg's ardent pursuit of younger lovers alternates with his poignant revisiting of family, friends, and scenes from his earlier days. Cosmopolitan Greetings demonstrates a variety of poetic style and voice. Some of the poems here have dance rhythms; others are song lyrics, and some are accompanied by sheet music on the facing page. There's even an original comic strip - "Deadline Dragon Comix"--In which Ginsberg's publisher is gently taken to task for pressuring the poet about deadlines. The poems in Cosmopolitan Greetings are vintage Allen Ginsberg; fresh, hopeful, full of humanity and soul in the face of the darkness of our times
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, third series by Alfred Kazin( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interviews and biographical notes, prepared for book publication by George Plimpton."
Allen Ginsberg in America by Jane Kramer( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Allen Ginsberg came to national attention when his poem "Howl" was the subject of a San Francisco obscenity trial in 1956. Since then, millions of copies of the poem have been read on college campuses and elsewhere all over America. His powerful imagination, political agitation, and magnetic charisma have made him a symbol of the cultural transformation of the past fifty years. Jane Kramer's book is an incisive and passionately human portrayal of Ginsberg's world and the people in it, whirling across America from San Francisco to Midwest college towns, from New York's East Village to California be-ins. Since his passing in 1997, Ginsberg has come to be recognized as a key figure in the American literary pantheon."--BOOK JACKET
Wait till I'm dead : uncollected poems by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A posthumous collection of more than 100 Ginsberg poems is largely comprised of spontaneously penned or forgotten works included in letters or sent to obscure publications and is arranged in chronological order and complemented by extensive author notes. --Publisher's description
Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerouac's ultimate account of his voyages with Neal Cassady
Planet news, 1961-1967 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Planet News collecting seven years' Poesy scribed to 1967 begins with electronic politics disassociation & messianic rhapsody TV Baby in New York, continues picaresque around the globe, elan perceptions notated at Mediterranean, Galilee & Ganges till next breakthrough, comedown Poem at heart & soul last days in Asia The Change 1963; tenement doldrums & police-state paranoia in Manhattan then half year behind Socialist Curtain climaxed as Kral Majales May King Prague 1965, same years' erotic gregariousness writ as Who Be Kind To for International Poetry Incarnation Albert Hall London; next trip West Coast thru center America Midwest Wichita Vortex Sutra ... at last across Atlantic Wales Visitation promethian text recollected in emotion revised in tranquility continuing tradition of ancient Nature Language mediates between psychedelic inspiration and humane ecology & integrated acid classic Unitive Vision with democratic eyeball particulars-book closes on politics to exorcise Pentagon phantoms who cover Earth with dung-colored gas."--Jacket
The Essential Ginsberg by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essential poems, essays, letters, songs, and photographs which aims to introduce new readers to the scope of Allen Ginsberg's work in its prolific and profound diversity"--
On the poetry of Allen Ginsberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The holy barbarians by Lawrence Lipton( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sociological survey of the most recent trend in Bohemianism - the Beatniks, who they are, what they are, and why - by a poet and critic who now conducts a poetry and jazz workshop in Venice, Calif
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Howl : and other poems
Howl : and other poemsWhite shroud : poems, 1980-1985Death & fame : poems, 1993-1997Selected poems, 1947-1995The fall of America : poems of these States, 1965-1971Kaddish and other poems 1958-1960Deliberate prose : selected essays, 1952-1995Reality sandwiches, 1953-60
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Άλλεν Γκίνσμπεργκ αμερικανός ποιητής

Ален Гинзберг

Ален Гинсберг

Ален Гінзберг

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Алън Гинсбърг

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Гинзберг Аллен

Гинзберг, Аллен 1926-1997

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גינזברג, אלן

גינזברג, אלן 1926-1997

גינסברג, אלן 1926-1997

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ऐलन गिंसबर्ग

অ্যালেন গিন্সবার্গ

অ্যালেন গিন্সবার্গ মার্কিন কবি

এলেন গিন্সবাৰ্গ

ਐਲਨ ਗਿਨਜ਼ਬਰਗ

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긴스버그, 앨런 1926-1997

긴즈버그, 앨런 1926-1997

앨런 긴즈버그


アレン・ギンズバーグ アメリカ合衆国の詩人 (1926-1997)

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