Death & Fame: Last Poems 1993-1997

Paperback | February 2, 2000

byAllen Ginsberg

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Allen Ginsberg was one of the bravest and most admired poets of this century. Famous for energizing the Beat Generation literary movement upon his historic encounter with Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs in mid-century New York City, Ginsberg influenced several generations of writers, musicians, and poets. When he died on April 5, 1997, we lost one of the greatest figures of twentieth-century American literary and cultural history. This singular volume of final poems commemorated the anniversary of Ginsberg's death, and includes the verses he wrote in the years shortly before he died.

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The Beat Generation is a group of some of the most talented writers in history. Death & Fame: Last Poems 1993-1997 is a collection of works from Allen Ginsberg, who helped start the Beat Generation with Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. Take one final look at the writings of a man who influenced writers all over the world with his ed...

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Allen Ginsberg was one of the bravest and most admired poets of this century. Famous for energizing the Beat Generation literary movement upon his historic encounter with Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs in mid-century New York City, Ginsberg influenced several generations of writers, musicians, and poets. When he die...

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French minister of culture, won the National Book Award for The Fall of America, and was a cofounder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institut...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.36 inPublished:February 2, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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The Beat Generation is a group of some of the most talented writers in history. Death & Fame: Last Poems 1993-1997 is a collection of works from Allen Ginsberg, who helped start the Beat Generation with Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. Take one final look at the writings of a man who influenced writers all over the world with his edge and uncompromising prose. It includes a preface by poet Robert Creeley and is a must for all Ginsberg fans.  

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"Ginsberg is both tragic and dynamic, a lyrical genius, con man extraordinaire and probably the single greatest influence on American poetical voice since Whitman."(Bob Dylan)