Gathered here for the first time is the verse of three decades of one of America's greatest poets. Collected Poems 1947-1980 includes all writings in the groundbreaking paperback volumes published by City Lights Books, the contents of many rare pamphlets issued by small presses, and, finally, some notable texts hitherto unpublished-one, "Many Loves," withheld "for reasons of prudence and modesty," is an erotic rhapsody dating from the historic "San Francisco Renaissance" era. The uninterrupted energy of Ginsberg's remarkable career-embodying political activism as well as Buddhist spiritual practice-is clearly revealed in this volume. Seen in the order of composition, the poems reflect on one another; they are not only works but also a work. Here are the familiar anthology staples "Sunflower Sutra" and "To Aunt Rose"; the great antiwar poem "Wichita Vortex Sutra"; "Wales Visitation" (an extraordinary nature ode inspired by psychedelic experiments); the much-translated elegy "September on Jessore Road" and the meditative fantasy "Mind Breaths," followed by the haunting "Father Death Blues" and a later heroic, full-voiced "Plutonian Ode," addressed to "you, Congress and American people." Among the recent poems are the delicate familiar anecdotes in "Don't Grow Old"; "Birdbrain!," a savage political burlesque; and the new-wave lyric "Capitol Air." Adding to the splendid richness of this book are illustrations by Ginsberg's artist friends; unusual and illuminating notes to the poems, inimitably prepared by the author; extensive indexes; and prefaces and other materials that accompanied the original publications.
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060153415
Book Description Harper & Row, NY, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing) in a Like dust jacket. This copy has been Signed Twice by Ginsberg on the title page : For Jack Rosencranz & Paul -Allen Ginsberg 4/9/85 AH Brown" (University) Includes an Index of first lines. In a mylar jacket cover. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 047361
Book Description Harper & Row, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060153415