Selected Poems 1947-1995

April 3, 2001|
Selected Poems 1947-1995 by Allen Ginsberg
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Assembled by Allen Ginsberg, Selected Poems 1947-1995 is the definitive collection of the best works of one of the most influential and revolutionary poets of the twentieth century.

Allen Ginsberg, famous for helping catalyze the Beat Generation, wrote poetry for more than fifty years. His innovative verse and provocative attitudes of spiritual, political, and sexual liberation inspired countless poets, musicians, and visual and performance artists worldwide, and helped shape several generations'' views of the world.

Selected Poems 1947-1995 commemorates Ginsberg''s brilliant career as one of America''s most distinguished poets. 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, including the long dream poem "White Shroud," the visionary "After Lalon," and the political rock lyric "The Ballad of the Skeletons," a song he recorded in 1996 with a stellar band that included Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye, and Paul McCartney.

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...
Title:Selected Poems 1947-1995
Product dimensions:480 pages, 9.25 X 6 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:480 pages, 9.25 X 6 X 1.2 in
Published:April 3, 2001
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060933760

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