Allen Ginsberg occupies a significant, enduring position in American literature. Following his death in '97, Barry Miles has drawn on both his long friendship with the poet & on Ginsberg's journals & correspondence to produce an immensely readable account of one of the 20th century's most extraordinary poets.
A Columbia education: the origins of the Beat Generation
A street education
On the road to California
"Howl" & the San Francisco renaissance
"The classic stations of the earth"
Adventures in psychedelia
The king of May
Into the vortex
The lion of Dharma