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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing
While I didn't understand every word, I felt the power of them all, and was strongly moved. The opening line of "Howl" is thrilling and the historic signifigance of it is overwhelming! The rawness if ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hbergander - LibraryThing
Drastic allusions, when “saintly motorcyclists” enjoy themselves with sexual abuse, in postwar Germany of the fifties would have been unthinkable. Because of its long peaceful period America was much more progressive than the Old World. Read full review