Howl, and Other Poems
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Howl, and Other Poems


  • Author: Allen Ginsberg
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Poetry
  • File Size: 215297 Bytes


"Howl" is a poem written by Allen Ginsberg in 1955, published as part of his 1956 collection of poetry titled "Howl and Other Poems." Ginsberg began work on "Howl" as early as 1954. "Howl" is considered to be one of the great works of American literature. It came to be associated with the group of writers known as the Beat Generation, which included Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. There is no foundation to the myth that "Howl" was written as a performance piece and later published by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books. This myth was perpetuated by Ferlinghetti as part of the defense's case during the poem's obscenity trial, as detailed below. Upon the poem's release, Ferlinghetti...

Howl and Other Poems

Howl and Other Poems


  • Author: Allen Ginsberg
  • Release Date : 2020-02-20
  • Genre: Poetry
  • File Size: 4462007 Bytes


'The poem that defined a generation' - GuardianBeat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. The apocalyptic 'Howl' became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956 - its vindication was a watershed moment in twentieth-century history. Dark, ecstatic and rhapsodic, 'Howl' shows why Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.Howl and Other Poems is a collection of Ginsberg's finest work, including 'Howl', one of the principal works of the Beat Generation as well as 'A Supermarket in California', 'Transcription of Organ Music', 'Sunflower Sutra', 'America', 'In the Baggage Room at Greyhound"', and some of his earlier works. "Gins...

Howl  and Other Poems
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From 1,209 Ratings

Howl and Other Poems


  • Author : Allen Ginsberg
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-06-04
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1614278199


Howl and Other Poems Book Description :

"Howl" is a poem written by Allen Ginsberg in 1955, published as part of his 1956 collection of poetry titled "Howl and Other Poems." Ginsberg began work on "Howl" as early as 1954. "Howl" is considered to be one of the great works of American literature. It came to be associated with the group of writers known as the Beat Generation, which included Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. There is no foundation to the myth that "Howl" was written as a performance piece and later published by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books. This myth was perpetuated by Ferlinghetti as part of the defense's case during the poem's obscenity trial, as detailed below. Upon the poem's release, Ferlinghetti and the bookstore's manager, Shigeyoshi Murao, were...

Howl  Kaddish and Other Poems

Howl Kaddish and Other Poems


  • Author : Allen Ginsberg
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141976464


Howl Kaddish and Other Poems Book Description :

Allen Ginsberg was the bard of the beat generation, and Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems is a collection of his finest work published in Penguin Modern Classics, including 'Howl', whose vindication at an obscenity trial was a watershed moment in twentieth-century history. 'I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked' Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This new collection brings together the famous poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counterculture. They include the apocalyptic 'Howl', which became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956; the moving lament for his dead mother, 'Kaddish'; the se...

Howl and Other Poems
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From 14 Ratings

Howl and Other Poems


  • Author : Allen Ginsberg
  • Publisher : City Lights Publishers
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0872860175


Howl and Other Poems Book Description :

Ginsberg's love for a man with whom he shared some of life's worst experiences is celebrated in poems which were once the subject of a prolonged court trial...

Howl and Other Poems
Score: 4
From 1,209 Ratings

Howl and Other Poems


  • Author : Allen Ginsberg
  • Publisher : City Lights Publishers
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0872863107


Howl and Other Poems Book Description :

The epigraph for Howl is from Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!" Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg published a volume of poetry which broke so many social......

Howl
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

Howl


  • Author : Allen Ginsberg
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2006-10-10
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061137457


Howl Book Description :

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....

Howl on Trial

Howl on Trial


  • Author : Allen Ginsberg
  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release Date : 2006-11
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0872864790


Howl on Trial Book Description :

Letters, press reports, excerpts from the trial transcript and decision, and other texts document the 1957 obscenity trial of San Francisco beat poet Allen Ginsburg and looks at censorship in the United States and the battle against it....

Kaddish and Other Poems  1958 1960

Kaddish and Other Poems 1958 1960


  • Author : Allen Ginsberg
  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release Date : 1961
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0872860191


Kaddish and Other Poems 1958 1960 Book Description :

Great strange visionary poems by the author of Howl, "in the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century . . ." In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century suffering anguish of separation from my own body and its natural infinity of feeling its own self one with all self, I instinctively seeking to reconstitute that blissful union which I experience so rarely. I took it to be supernatural an gave it holy Name thus made hymn laments of longing and litanies of triumphancy of Self over mind-illusion mechano-universe of un-feeling Time in which I saw my self my own mother and my very nation trapped desolate our worlds of consciousness homeless and at war except for the original trembling of bliss in breast and belly o...

Howl and Other Poems
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Howl and Other Poems


  • Author : Allen Ginsberg
  • Publisher : City Lights Publishers
  • Release Date : 1956-06-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0872860175


Howl and Other Poems Book Description :

The epigraph for Howl is from Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!" Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg published a volume of poetry which broke so many social......

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career


  • Author : Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780872866782


I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career Book Description :

One of the longest relationships between a publisher and a writer, documented in an intimate correspondence spanning their respective careers....

Howl
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Howl


  • Author : Allen Ginsberg
  • Publisher : Penguin Modern Classics
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0141195703


Howl Book Description :

Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, and broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. The apocalyptic 'Howl', originally written as a performance piece, became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956. It is considered to be one of the defining works of the Beat Generation, standing alongside that of Burroughs, Kerouac, and Corso. In it, Ginsberg attacks what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States at the time, and takes on issues of sex, drugs and race, simultaneously creating what would become the poetic anthem for US counterculture....