Far from merely paying respect to a man proclaimed as one of the key figures of twentieth-century American literary and cultural history, this volume provocatively recreates the impassioned voice of Ginsberg as man, poet, revolutionary and political activist. Always witty and engaging, this collection of interviews from throughout Ginsberg's career reveals his attitudes towards poetry and drugs, his literary influences and personal relationships.
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Ginsberg (1926-97) was the leading poet of the Beat generation, spokesman for the anti-war generation and icon of the counter-culture. For many he defined the poetical voice of the second half of twentieth-century America.
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Book Description Harper, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The interviews collected in "Spontaneous Mind," chronologically arranged and in some cases previously unpublished, were conducted throughout Allen Ginsberg's long career. Always a candid and engaging subject, Ginsberg considered the interview an art form, as well as an opportunity to get his message across to many people, which, as a student of Eastern religions, he believed was his spiritual obligation. In these interviews, dating from the late 1950s to the mid-1990s, Ginsberg speaks frankly about his life, his work, and the events of his time.Ginsberg's progressive and controversial views on politics and censorship dominate his interviews, from his conversation with the conservative William F. Buckley on PBS to his comments in the "Dartmouth Review" about U.S. policy in Central America to his testimony at the Chicago Seven trial. Ginsberg discusses his literary influences, including Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman, and William Blake, and offers insights into his own poetry, particularly his innovations in rhythm, meter, and syllable emphasis. A well-known experimenter with drugs, campaigner for their legalization, and believer in their ability to expand consciousness, Ginsberg here describes his LSD trips and his marijuana highs, and explains how they influenced the creation of "Kaddish" and other works. And he talks about his personal life with candor, revealing details of his sexual affairs with fellow Beats Jack Kerouac, William Burro. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060192933
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