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Selected poems, 1947-1995, Allen Ginsberg

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Selected poems, 1947-1995
Title
Selected poems, 1947-1995
Statement of responsibility
Allen Ginsberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Allen Ginsberg, one of America's most distinguished living poets, turned 70 this year. Selected Poems 1947-1995 commemorates his brilliant career and honors a landmark birthday. Ginsberg personally chose the selections for this handy volume and has written a retrospective Apologia that places the poems from each decade in their historical and literary context. Here are well-known masterpieces such as the lyric "Howl" and the narrative "Kaddish"--Classic works of American literature - as well as more recent gems, the long dream poem "White Shroud," the visionary "After Lalon," and the political rock lyric "The Ballad of the Skeletons." The pieces included in Selected Poems 1947-1995, which span five decades of work, document Ginsberg's spiritual path during a life devoted to exploring the creative possibilities of the conscious mind. Ginsberg's verse is always raw-toned, often whimsical, in both style and content, and displays elegant technical variety from singable exact lyrics to Sapphics to Skeltonics to twelve-bar blues to projective open-form verse and "spontaneous bop prosody." Ginsberg takes readers on a tour of his intelligence as a poet, from the transcendent-themed early poems such as "Magic Psalm" (1960) and "T.V. Baby" fragments (1961), to the poetic realism of the later 1960s with which he confronted and challenged a nation at war, to the integration of song (rags, ballads, and blues) into his poetic repertoire in the early 1970s. Many long poems - including "The Fall of America" and "Iron Horse" - have been edited to reveal exquisite passages hitherto unnoticed by many readers. Ginsberg's immersion in Eastern thought and his hands-on practice of Tibetan Buddhism is reflected in poems throughout this collection. In contrast, readers will delight in highlights of his erotic narrative "Contest of Bards" (1977), at once baroque and idiosyncratic, which was inspired in great part by a marathon reading of William Blake's complete poetry. His most recent work expands on classic meditation experience, recording the recognition of rich daydream activity as conscious poetic thought. In addition to the rich and varied collection of poetry included here, Selected Poems 1947-1995 offers accessible and extensive indexes, illuminating notes to the poems, and prefaces to supplement enthusiasts in their reading of one of the wisest and most revolutionary poets of this century
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1926-1997
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Ginsberg, Allen
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3513.I74
LC item number
A6 1996b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
Label
Selected poems, 1947-1995, Allen Ginsberg
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1308/96033824-b.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empty mirror : gates of wrath (1947-1952) -- The green automobile (1953-1954) -- Howl, before & after : San Francisco Bay area (1955-1956) -- Reality sandwiches : Europe! Europe! (1957-1959) -- Kaddish and related poems (1959-1960) -- Planet news : to Europe and Asia (1961-1963) -- King of May : America to Europe (1963-1965) -- The fall of America (1965-1971) -- Mind breaths all over the place (1972-1977) -- Plutonian ode (1977-1980) -- White shroud (1980-1985) -- New poems (1992- )
Control code
ocm34321565
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 442 pages
Isbn
9780060164577
Lccn
96033824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34321565
  • (OCoLC)34321565
Label
Selected poems, 1947-1995, Allen Ginsberg
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1308/96033824-b.html
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empty mirror : gates of wrath (1947-1952) -- The green automobile (1953-1954) -- Howl, before & after : San Francisco Bay area (1955-1956) -- Reality sandwiches : Europe! Europe! (1957-1959) -- Kaddish and related poems (1959-1960) -- Planet news : to Europe and Asia (1961-1963) -- King of May : America to Europe (1963-1965) -- The fall of America (1965-1971) -- Mind breaths all over the place (1972-1977) -- Plutonian ode (1977-1980) -- White shroud (1980-1985) -- New poems (1992- )
Control code
ocm34321565
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 442 pages
Isbn
9780060164577
Lccn
96033824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34321565
  • (OCoLC)34321565

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