Indian Journals

Indian Journals

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Allan Ginsberg was the leading poet and conscience of the Beat generation. Indian Journals collects Ginsberg s writings from his trip to India in 196263."

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 18mm | 299.37g
  • Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0802134750
  • 9780802134752
  • 405,818

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The leading poet of the Beat generation and late-twentieth century American letters, a spokesman for the antiwar generation, an icon of the counterculture, Allen Ginsberg led a movement that profoundly altered the American literary and cultural landscapes. Indian Journals collects Ginsberg's writing from a 1962-63 stay in India. It is wonderfully eclectic, visionary, at times intensely private, and always in possession of a hallucinatory clarity that affirms Ginsberg's truly great ability, as well as his ebullient spirit. Indian Journals took half a decade to transcribe and edit; when it was originally published in 1970 it catalyzed a large movement of young Western pilgrims to explore India and Eastern thought. This new edition contains an updated and expanded section of newly discovered photographs taken by Ginsberg during his time spent in India. The perfect combination of text and images, Indian Journals is testimony to Ginsberg's passionate interest in Eastern religion and mysticism and contains the raw materials for some of his most important poems.

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