Reality Sandwiches: 1953-1960: Pocket Poets Number 18

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City Lights Books, 1963 - Poetry - 98 pages
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"Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages for yr own joy." Many of Ginsberg's most famous poems.

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 on Berkeley, beer notations on Skid Row, slinking to Mexico, wrote this last night in Paris, back on Times square dreaming of Times Square, bombed in NY again, loony tunes in the dentist chair, screaming at old poets in South America, aethereal zigzag Poesy in blue hotel room in Peru-a wind-up book of dreams, psalms, journal enigmas & nude minutes from 1953 to 1960 poems scattered in fugitive magazines here collected.

 

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User Review  - Jack Hrkach - Goodreads

I was a huge fan of the beat authors, though my favorite was not Ginsberg but Kerouac - in fact as a poet I liked Ferlinghetti better than Ginsberg. but some of his poems (obvious choices Howl ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

A naked lunch is natural to us, we eat reality sandwiches. But allegories are so much lettuce. Don't hide the madness. - On Burroughs' Work Read full review

Contents

My Alba
7
Siesta in Xbalba
21
On Burroughs Work
40
A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley
53
Squeal
66
To An Old Poet in Peru
80
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About the author (1963)

Allen Ginsberg is also the author of Howl and Other Poems, which was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956.

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