Cosmopolitan Greetin: Poems 1986-1992 by Allen GinsbergCosmopolitan Greetin: Poems 1986-1992 by Allen Ginsberg

Cosmopolitan Greetin: Poems 1986-1992

byAllen Ginsberg

Paperback | March 17, 1995

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Half a century after "founding" the Beat Generation, Allen Ginsberg has written this powerful collection of poems that are suffused with a range of emotional colors that gives Ginsberg's work an elegiac tone.
Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, a son of Naomi and lyric poet Louis Ginsberg. As a student at Columbia College in the 1940s, he began a close friendship with William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac, and he later became associated with the Beat movement and the San Francisco Renaissance in the 1950s. Af...
Title:Cosmopolitan Greetin: Poems 1986-1992Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.32 inPublished:March 17, 1995Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060926236

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Fifty years following his "founding" of the Beat Generation, Ginsberg has written a powerful collection of poems in which he fearlessly confronts evil--from the ravages of capitalism to the destruction of the environment--and death, though his zest for life remains constant and undiminished.

Editorial Reviews

"Ginsberg is responsible for loosening the breath of American poetry at mid-century...Most of all, [he] has demonstrated that there is nothing in American social and erotic reality which cannot find a place [there]...[His] powerful mixture of Blake, Whitman, Pound, and Williams, to which he added his own volatile, grotesque, and tender humor, has assured him a memorable place in modern poetry." (Helen Vendler)