Selected Poems 1947-1995
Assembled by Allen Ginsberg, Selected Poems 1947-1995 is the definitive collection of the best works of one of the most influential and revolutionary poets of the twentieth century.
Allen Ginsberg, famous for helping catalyze the Beat Generation, wrote poetry for more than fifty years. His innovative verse and provocative attitudes of spiritual, political, and sexual liberation inspired countless poets, musicians, and visual and performance artists worldwide, and helped shape several generations' views of the world.
Selected Poems 1947-1995 commemorates Ginsberg's brilliant career as one of America's most distinguished poets. 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, including the long dream poem "White Shroud," the visionary "After Lalon," and the political rock lyric "The Ballad of the Skeletons," a song he recorded in 1996 with a stellar band that included Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye, and Paul McCartney.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - falonanjel - LibraryThing
Allen Ginsburg is a phenomenal poet. Everyone knows "Howl", the Beat anthem, but I think Ginsberg's best is "Kaddish", a poem mourning the breakdown and death of his mentally ill mother. It's graphic ... Read full review
Selected poems, 1947-1995User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
"This volume," states Ginsberg in a prefatory note, "summarizes what I deem most honest, most penetrant of my writing." Roughly half the size of 1984's Collected Poems (LJ 12/84), the selection is ... Read full review
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Punk Rock Your My Big Crybaby
PLUTONIAN ODE 19771980
WHITE SHROUD 19801985
NEVV POEMS 19921995
MIND BREATHS ALL OVER THE PLACE 19721977
NY Youth Call Annunciation
Ayers RockUluru Song
Index of Proper Names 43 7
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