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Title   Allen Ginsberg 

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Author   FORD M  ISBN   9780571238101  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Faber & Faber  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Poetry  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2008 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2008 
Subject   Literary studies: poetry & poets 
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Synopsis Description: In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets of our literature. Allen Ginsberg (1926-97) was born in Newark, New Jersey, to a poet-teacher father and Russian emigre mother. Along with his friend Jack Kerouac, he attended Columbia University, but was initially expelled for writings obscenities on his dormitory window before returning to complete his graduation in 1948. When "Howl and Other Poems" was impounded by San Francisco customs in 1956, the subsequent trial for obscenity catapulted Ginsberg and his publisher City Lights to national fame and helped to define the Beat Generation. His "Collected Poems: 1947-1997" appeared in 2006.

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