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Allen Ginsberg's Buddhist poetics

"Allen Ginsberg's Buddhist Poetics explores questions of poetics, religious authenticity, and political efficacy in Ginsberg's prophetic poetry. Author Tony Trigilio examines the poet's Buddhism as an imperfect but deepening influence on the major poems of his career." "The first sustained scholarly effort to test the work of Allan Ginsberg as Buddhist poetry, this volume takes readers through the poet's first autodidactic struggles with Buddhism to his later involvement with highly trained teachers to outline the nature and development of Ginsberg's Buddhist poetics. Trigilio also explores Ginsberg's construction of a "Queer Dharma," demonstrating that the poet's representation of the body is more complicated than the celebratory liberationism implied by past critics."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, ©2007
Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, ©2007