Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141976462

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Allen Ginsberg was the bard of the beat generation, and Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems is a collection of his finest work published in Penguin Modern Classics, including 'Howl', whose vindication at an obscenity trial was a watershed moment in twentieth-century history. 'I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked' Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This new collection brings together the famous poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counterculture. They include the apocalyptic 'Howl', which became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956; the moving lament for his dead mother, 'Kaddish'; the searing indictment of his homeland, 'America'; and the confessional 'Mescaline'. Dark, ecstatic and rhapsodic, they show why Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Allen Ginsberg (1926-97) was an American poet, best known for the poem 'Howl' (1956), celebrating his friends of the Beat Generation and attacking what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States at the time. He 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 co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, the first accredited Buddhist college in the Western world. If you enjoyed Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems, you might like Jack Kerouac's On the Road, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The poem that defined a generation' Guardian on 'Howl' 'He avoids nothing but experiences it to the hilt' William Carlos Williams
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Life Writing

A Writers' and Artists' Companion

Author: Sally Cline,Carole Angier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472531051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Life Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing biography, autobiography and memoir. PART 1 explores the history and forms of life writing and the challenges and potential pitfalls of the genre. PART 2 includes tips by bestselling writers: Diana Athill, Alan Bennett, Alain de Botton, Jill Dawson, Millicent Dillon, Margaret Drabble, Geoff Dyer, Victoria Glendinning, Lyndall Gordon, Peter Hayter, Richard Holmes, Michael Holroyd, Kathryn Hughes, Diane Johnson, Hermione Lee, Andrew Lownie, Janet Malcolm, Alexander Masters, Nancy Milford, Blake Morrison, Andrew Morton, Clare Mulley, Jenni Murray, Nicholas Murray, Kristina Olsson, Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, Meryle Secrest, Miranda Seymour, Frances Spalding, Hilary Spurling, Boyd Tonkin, Edmund White. PART 3 includes practical advice - from planning, researching and interviewing to writing, pacing and navigating ethical issues.
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Writing Biography, Autobiography and Memoir

Author: Sally Cline,Carole Angier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408124181

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Essential reading for anyone interested in writing biography or memoir, with practical advice from successful biographers and creative writing teachers.
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The Penguin Companion to American Literature

Author: Malcolm Bradbury,Eric Mottram,Jean Franco

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: N.A

Category: America

Page: 384

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Attempts to provide a broad coverage of the most important names in American writing from the early period of settlement through to the immediate present, including figures of historical as well as directly literary interest. Gives a strong representation to twentieth-century literature.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1999

Author: Robert Famighetti

Publisher: Griffin

ISBN: 9780886878320

Category: Reference

Page: 1007

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Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts

Author: Robert Famighetti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780886878214

Category: Almanacs

Page: 975

View: 8886

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The World Almanac 1998 is also available in a special Large Format Hardcover Edition with an expanded page format, larger and easier-to-read type, and a deluxe binding. Containing exactly the same editorial content as the regular edition, this special edition features: -- Expanded 7" x 10" page format -- Larger (25% larger type than the regular edition) -- Deluxe 50 lb. text stock -- Durable hardcover binding with gold foil stamping -- Colorful protective dust jacket The Large Format Hardcover Edition is perfect for those looking for a high quality gift for the World Almanac lover on their holiday list, as well as everyone who wants an edition with larger print and a sturdier binding. "Provides brief, accurate information on an endless array of subjects".-The New York Times
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