Howl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript, and Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Presursor Texts, and Bibliography
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.
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Review: Howl: Original Draft FacsimileUser Review - Goodreads
Fascinating. This edition has the final draft of "Howl," as well as earlier drafts with Ginsberg's edits and additions. It even includes annotations from the poet himself. It's an interesting peek into the creative process.
Review: Howl: Original Draft FacsimileUser Review - Lyzzy Redd - Goodreads
There are no words for this poem; I was shaking by the end of it. Read full review
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