Howl and Other Poems

Pocket Poets Number 4

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 9780872860179

Category: Poetry

Page: 57

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Ginsberg's love for a man with whom he shared some of life's worst experiences is celebrated in poems which were once the subject of a prolonged court trial

City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872866793

Category: Poetry

Page: 306

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"Printer's ink is the greatest explosive."?Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti founded the City Lights publishing house sixty years ago in 1955, launching the press with his now legendary Pocket Poets Series. First in the series was Pictures of the Gone World?the only book of his own poems that Ferlinghetti would ever publish at City Lights. Within a year, he had brought out two more volumes, translations by Kenneth Rexroth and then poems by Kenneth Patchen. But it was the success and scandal of number four, Howl & Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg (1956), that put City Lights on the map, positioning the Pocket Poets Series at the forefront of the literary counterculture. A landmark sixtieth anniversary retrospective, this edition is a must-have collection, an invaluable distillation of the energetic, iconoclastic, and still fresh body of work represented in the ongoing series. Ferlinghetti has selected three poems from each of the sixty volumes, including the work of Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrei Voznesensky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Julio Cortázar, Frank O'Hara, Marie Ponsot, Denise Levertov, Diane di Prima, Robert Duncan, Phillip Lamantia, Malcolm Lowry, and many more of the Pocket Poets Series innovative, influential, and often groundbreaking American and international poets. Ferlinghetti provides a fresh introduction that looks back at the inspiration for the series, why certain poets were included, and who were the ones that got away. His behind-the-scenes, personal anecdotes provide priceless insights that shed new light on his vision and his editorial practices at a time when the Pocket Poets Series was shaping the contours of poetry's avant-garde.

The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971

Pocket Poets Number 30

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872860636

Category: Poetry

Page: 188

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National Book Award for Poetry, 1973 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. . . .

Kaddish and Other Poems: 1958-1960

Pocket Poets Number 14

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872860193

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

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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.

Reality Sandwiches: 1953-1960

Pocket Poets Number 18

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872860216

Category: Poetry

Page: 98

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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.

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

A Life-Changing List

Author: James Mustich

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523505125

Category: Reference

Page: 960

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“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —The Washington Post “If there’s a heaven just for readers, this is it.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage. Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading. “948 pages later, you still want more!” —THE WASHINGTON POST

The Works of Allen Ginsberg, 1941-1994

A Descriptive Bibliography

Author: Bill Morgan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313293899

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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A comprehensive descriptive bibliography of the works of Allen Ginsberg, identifying all first editions and every published work by the author.

Beat

eine Anthologie

Author: Karl O. Paetel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 297

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Encyclopedia of Jewish-American Literature

Author: Alan L. Berger

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140614

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: N.A

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Presents a reference on Jewish American literature providing profiles of Jewish American writers and their works.

Golden Dreams

California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963

Author: Kevin Starr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199924309

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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A narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume Americans and the California Dream is an unparalleled work of cultural history. In this volume, Starr covers the crucial postwar period--1950 to 1963--when the California we know today first burst into prominence. Starr brilliantly illuminates the dominant economic, social, and cultural forces in California in these pivotal years. In a powerful blend of telling events, colorful personalities, and insightful analyses, Starr examines such issues as the overnight creation of the postwar California suburb, the rise of Los Angeles as Super City, the reluctant emergence of San Diego as one of the largest cities in the nation, and the decline of political centrism. He explores the Silent Generation and the emergent Boomer youth cult, the Beats and the Hollywood "Rat Pack," the pervasive influence of Zen Buddhism and other Asian traditions in art and design, the rise of the University of California and the emergence of California itself as a utopia of higher education, the cooling of West Coast jazz, freeway and water projects of heroic magnitude, outdoor life and the beginnings of the environmental movement. More broadly, he shows how California not only became the most populous state in the Union, but in fact evolved into a mega-state en route to becoming the global commonwealth it is today. Golden Dreams continues an epic series that has been widely recognized for its signal contribution to the history of American culture in California. It is a book that transcends its stated subject to offer a wealth of insight into the growth of the Sun Belt and the West and indeed the dramatic transformation of America itself in these pivotal years following the Second World War.

Lebendiger Buddha

Aus dem Amerikanischen von Ursula Gräfe. Mit einer Einleitung von Robert A.F.Thurman

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458749209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

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Die neu entdeckte Biographie von Jack Kerouac über den historischen Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, und den Weg zur Erleuchtung. In den 50er Jahren entdeckte Jack Kerouac seine Faszination für den Buddhismus. Diese spirituelle Erweckung fand ihre literarische Form in "Lebendiger Buddha". Mit großer poetischer Ausdruckskraft erzählt er nicht nur das Leben des Siddhartha Gautama, sondern schreibt gleichzeitig eine Einführung in die buddhistische Lehre. "Lebendiger Buddha" ist das amerikanische Pendant zu Hermann Hesses "Siddhartha".

Haschisch

Author: Mohammed Mrabet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783922708490

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 93

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Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977

Pocket Poets Number 35

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 123

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A collection of Ginsberg's poems include meditations, songs, soliloquies, fantasies, elegies, and regional portraits of America