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Title:Howl and Other Poems
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Publisher:City Lights
ISBN:0872863107
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Number of Pages:56
Category:Poetry, Classics, Fiction

Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg, William Carlos Williams

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Howl and Other Poems The prophetic poem that launched a generation when it was first published in is here presented in a commemorative fortieth Anniversary Edition .

When the book arrived from its British printers it was seized almost immediately by U S Customs and shortly thereafter the San Francisco police arrested its publisher and editor Lawrence Ferlinghetti together with City Lights Bookstore manager Shigeyoshi Murao The two of them were charged with disseminating obscene literature and the case went to trial in the municipal court of Judge Clayton Horn A parade of distinguished literary and academic witnesses persuaded the judge that the title poem was indeed not obscene and that it had redeeming social significance .

Thus was Howl amp Other Poems freed to become the single most influential poetic work of the post World War II era with over copies now in print

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Howl: Original Draft Facsimile, Collected Poems 1947-1997, Howl and Other Poems, Collected Poems, 1947-1980, Reality Sandwiches, Selected Poems, 19471995, Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems, The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971, Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems
No description available, The prophetic poem that launched a generation when it was first published in is here presented in a commemorative fortieth Anniversary Edition br br When the book arrived from its British printers it was seized almost immediately by U S Customs and shortly thereafter the San Francisco police arrested its publisher and editor Lawrence Ferlinghetti together with City Lights Bookstore manager Shigeyoshi Murao The two of them were charged with disseminating obscene literature and the case went to trial in the municipal court of Judge Clayton Horn A parade of distinguished literary and academic witnesses persuaded the judge that the title poem was indeed not obscene and that it had redeeming social significance br br Thus was Howl amp Other Poems freed to become the single most influential poetic work of the post World War II era with over copies now in print, Great strange visionary poems by the author of Howl in the midst of the broken consciousness of mid twentieth century br br 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 amp 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, Here for the first time is a volume that gathers the published verse of Allen Ginsberg in its entirety a half century of brilliant work from one of America s great poets The chief figure among the Beats Ginsberg changed the course of American poetry liberating it from closed academic forms with the creation of open vocal spontaneous and energetic postmodern verse in the tradition of Walt Whitman Guillaume Apollinaire Hart Crane Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams Ginsberg s classics em Howl Reality Sandwiches Kaddish Planet News em and em The Fall of America em led American and international poetry toward uncensored vernacular explicit candor the ecstatic the rhapsodic and the sincere all leavened by an attractive and pervasive streak of common sense Ginsberg s raw tones and attitudes of spiritual liberation also helped catalyze a psychological revolution that has become a permanent part of our cultural heritage profoundly influencing not only poetry and popular song and speech but also our view of the world br br The uninterrupted energy of Ginsberg s remarkable career is clearly revealed in this collection Seen in order of composition the poems reflect on one another they are not only works but also a work Included here are all the poems from the earlier volume em Collected Poems em and from Ginsberg s subsequent and final three books of new poetry em White Shroud Cosmopolitan Greetings and Death amp Fame em Enriching this book are illustrations by Ginsberg s artist friends unusual and illuminating notes to the poems inimitably prepared by the poet himself extensive indexes as well as prefaces and various other materials that accompanied the original publications