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Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems

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ISBN13: 9780872860179
ISBN10: 0872860175
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"Do we need to say anything about Howl? This is, more than anything else, the book that launched the Beat movement. By turns wildly praised and bitterly reviled, it still packs a wallop today."
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"Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. Customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trial at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene.

Allen Ginsberg was born June 3, 1926, the son of Naomi Ginsberg, Russian émigré, and Louis Ginsberg, lyric poet and schoolteacher, in Paterson, New Jersey. To these facts Ginsberg adds: 'High school in Paterson till 17, Columbia College, merchant marine, Texas and Denver copyboy, Times Square, amigos in jail, dishwashing, book reviews, Mexico City, market research, Satori in Harlem, Yucatan and Chiapas 1954, West Coast 3 years. Later Arctic Sea trip, Tangier, Venice, Amsterdam, Paris, read at Oxford Harvard Columbia Chicago, quit, wrote Kaddish 1959, made tape to leave behind and fade in Orient awhile. Carl Solomon to whom Howl is addressed, is a intuitive Bronx dadaist and prose-poet.""

Review:

"[Ginsberg's political] actions make him a significant cultural figure, but it is the poetry that makes him a significant literary figure." Helen Vendler, The New Yorker

Review:

"The reissue of this classic in its small hardcover form assures that new generations will have access to the prophetic words of this 1950s beat poet. This is the poem which reflected and launched a generation of rebels: its new form assures expanded readership." Midwest Book Review

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Originally published in 1956, this poem was subsequently seized by US customs and the San Francisco police. It was the subject of a long court trial at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene.

Synopsis:

Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Stories was originally published by City Lights Books in the Fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene.

The Pocket Poets Series edition features an introduction by William Carlos Williams.

About the Author

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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SarahNicoleD, December 4, 2010 (view all comments by SarahNicoleD)
Excellent compilation! Howl, along with Allen Ginsberg's other works, are a masterpiece worth reading again and again. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Beats generation and their literary works.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780872860179
Introduction:
Williams, William Carlos
Author:
Williams, William Carlos
Author:
Ginsberg, Allen
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
City Lights Pocket Poets Series
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
57
Dimensions:
6.2 x 4.9 x 0.2 in 2.5 oz

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Product details 57 pages City Lights Books - English 9780872860179 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

"Do we need to say anything about Howl? This is, more than anything else, the book that launched the Beat movement. By turns wildly praised and bitterly reviled, it still packs a wallop today."

"Review" by , "[Ginsberg's political] actions make him a significant cultural figure, but it is the poetry that makes him a significant literary figure."
"Review" by , "The reissue of this classic in its small hardcover form assures that new generations will have access to the prophetic words of this 1950s beat poet. This is the poem which reflected and launched a generation of rebels: its new form assures expanded readership."
"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1956, this poem was subsequently seized by US customs and the San Francisco police. It was the subject of a long court trial at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene.
"Synopsis" by , Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Stories was originally published by City Lights Books in the Fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene.

The Pocket Poets Series edition features an introduction by William Carlos Williams.

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