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Ginsberg: A Biography

ISBN13: 9780753504864
ISBN: 0753504863
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $22.95
Publisher: Virgin Books
Published Date:
Edition 2nd
Pages: 627
Average Goodreads rating: 4.22/5 (363 ratings)

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.
Childhood: Paterson
A Columbia education: the origins of the Beat Generation
A street education
The subterraneans
On the road to California
"Howl" & the San Francisco renaissance
"The classic stations of the earth"
"Kaddish"
Adventures in psychedelia
Cut-ups
India
The change
The king of May
Into the vortex
Paterfamilias
The lion of Dharma
Eminence grise
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index