I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg
In the first biography of Ginsberg since his death in 1997 and the only one to cover the entire span of his life, Ginsberg's archivist Bill Morgan draws on his deep knowledge of Ginsberg's largely unpublished private journals to give readers an unparalleled and finely detailed portrait of one of America's most famous poets. Morgan sheds new light on some of the pivotal aspects of Ginsberg's life, including the poet's associations with other members of the Beat Generation, his complex relationship with his lifelong partner, Peter Orlovsky, his involvement with Tibetan Buddhism, and above all his genius for living.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
This is a story of one man’s struggle with life’s many cycles – intimate and nonjudgmental. Gordon takes us on a fascinating exploration of Ginsberg’s life, its many ups and downs. Despite his egotism ... Read full review
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Indexed. See under Howl, and many subheadings under Howl. One reviewer said he felt this biography 'brings us closer...to the magnificent resonance of 'Howl.' ' Read full review
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