A biography of Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, war protester, homosexual activist, and Jewish intellectual. Now in his 60s, Ginsberg's poetry is enjoying a new readership.
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'Gives [Ginsberg] his due as lifeforce of youthful rebellion and in the 1960s counter culture. Read it; you'll enjoy yourself' -- New York Times
'Miles gives us a richer insight into [Ginsberg's] poetic value - and a better read - than many a tight-lipped critical filleting' -- Time Out
'Miles's fascinating biography documents the private and public Ginsberg, providing a rich and fitting tribute to a strange yet compelling man' -- Observer
'Read it to the end, along with Ginsberg's fifteen best books, and you'll know why he matters' -- Sunday Times
'This is a masterpiece, the offspring of a mind which loves Ginsberg too much to worship him' -- Independent on Sunday
In part thanks to early friendships with renegades such as Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and William Burroughs, and his publication of the electrifying and brilliant 'Howl', Allen Ginsberg occupies a significant and enduring position in American literature. Following Ginsberg's death in 1997, Barry Miles, drawing both on his long friendship with the poet and on Ginsberg's journals and correspondence, thoroughly updated and revised his immensely readable account of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary poets.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060973439
Book Description Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1990. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. Square and solid, unread with perfect spine -- this book is so lovelyyou'll feel able to leap tall buildings at a single bound when you receiveit!. Bookseller Inventory # 018508
Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060973439
Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060973439
Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Barry Miles has thoroughly updated and revised his authoritative and immensely readable account of the life of one of the twentieth-century's most extraordinary poets. Drawing on his long friendship and literary association with Ginsberg, as well as on the poet's journals and correspondence, Barry Miles presents a compelling account of a controversial life. Miles also offers a sensitive and illuminating critical appreciation of Ginsberg's poetry, ultimately painting an exhaustive and intimate portrait of this colourfui man, whose experiences reflect the developments and changes in larger society during the last half century. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060973439