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Pocket Poets Series #14: Kaddish and Other Poems: 1958-1960

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Publisher Comments:

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 of every body that nakedness rejected in suits of fear that familiar defenseless living hurt self which is myself same as all others abandoned scared to own unchanging desire for each other. These poems almost unconscious to confess the beatific human fact, the language intuitively chosen as in trance and dream, the rhythms rising on breath from belly thru breast, the hymn completed in tears, the movement of the physical poetry demanding and receiving decades of life while chanting Kaddish the names of Death in many worlds the self seeking the Key to life found at last in our self.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [101]-[102]).

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872860193
Subtitle:
1958-1960
Author:
Ginsberg, Allen
Publisher:
City Lights Publishers
Location:
San Francisco, CA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Poetry, modern
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Number:
16. printing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
City Lights Pocket Poets Series
Series Volume:
no. 14
Publication Date:
20010101
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
99
Dimensions:
6.2 x 4.9 x 0.3 in 3.5 oz

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