Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets, No. 4)

Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets, No. 4) Author Allen Ginsberg
ISBN-10 0872860175
ISBN-13 9780872860179
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 57
Language English
Publisher City Lights Publishers
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Allen Ginsberg s Howl and Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the Fall of 1956 Subsequently seized by U S customs and the San Francisco police it was the subject of a long court trail at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene Howl Other Poems is the single most influential poetic work of the post World War II era with over 1 000 000 copies now in print Howl was Allen s metamorphosis from quiet brilliant burning bohemian scholar trapped by his flames and repressions to epic vocal bard Michael McClure It is the poet Allen Ginsberg who has gone in his own body through the horrifying experiences described from life in these pages William Carlos Williams At the height of his bardic powers Allen Ginsberg could terrify the authorities with the mere utterance of the syllable om as he led street throngs of citizens protesting the Vietnam War Ginsberg reigned as the raucous poet of American hippiedom and as a literary pioneer whose freewheeling masterwork Howl prevailed against government censorship in a landmark obscenity trial 50 years ago New York Times Fifty years ago on October 3 Judge Clayton Horn ruled that Allen Ginsberg s great epic Beat era poem HOWL was not obscene but instead a work of literary and social merit This ruling allowed for the publication of HOWL and exonerated the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti who faced jail time and a fine 50 years ago for publishing HOWL Pacifica orgAllen Ginsberg was born June 3 1926 the son of Naomi Ginsberg Russian migr and Louis Ginsberg lyric poet and schoolteacher in Paterson New Jersey To these facts Ginsberg adds High school in Paterson till 17 Columbia College merchant marine Texas and Denver copyboy Times Square amigos in jail dishwashing book reviews Mexico City market research Satori in Harlem Yucatan and Chiapas 1954 West Coast 3 years Later Arctic Sea trip Tangier Venice Amsterdam Paris read at Oxford Harvard Columbia Chicago quit wrote Kaddish 1959 made tape to leave behind fade in Orient awhile Carl Solomon to whom Howl is addressed is a intuitive Bronx dadaist and prose poet

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