Allen Ginsberg: Beat Poet (Paperback)
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Allen Ginsberg: Beat Poet (Paperback)

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Paperback 640 Pages / Published: 01/07/2010
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Allen Ginsberg occupies a significant and enduring position in American literature. Following Ginsberg's death in 1997, Barry Miles has drawn on both his long friendship with the poet and on Ginsberg's journals and correspondence to produce an immensely readable account of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary poets.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780753522523
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 427 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a scholarly work and also much fun." * Guardian *
"Will surely be consulted as an Ur-text for decades to come. Read it at the end, along with Ginsberg's fifteen best books, and you'll know why he matters." -- Michael Horowitz * Sunday Times *
"Skilfully evokes the poet's childhood, authoritatively expresses his opinions on sundry matters of later life and work, gives him his due as lifeforce of youthful rebellion and in the 1960s counter. Read it; you'll enjoy yourself." -- Paul Berman * New York Times *
"Concentrating on the simultaneity of the public and private in Ginsberg's life, Miles gives us a richer insight into his poetic value - and a better read - than many a tight-lipped critical filleting." -- Saul Frampton * Time Out *

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