Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg

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In part thanks to early friendships with renegades such as Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and William Burroughs, and his publication of the electrifying and brilliant 'Howl', Allen Ginsberg occupies a significant and enduring position in American literature. Following Ginsberg's death in 1997, Barry Miles, drawing both on his long friendship with the poet and on Ginsberg's journals and correspondence, thoroughly updated and revised his immensely readable account of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary poets.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 124.46 x 185.42 x 45.72mm | 453.59g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • None
  • 0753504863
  • 9780753504864
  • 2,106,434

About Barry Miles

Barry Miles is the critically acclaimed author of "Charles Bukowski," " Hippie," " Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now," "William Burroughs: El Hombre Invisible," and "Zappa."show more

Review quote

"Describing his world travels, mantra-chanting, meditation, musical compositions and achievements as a photographer, Miles traces Ginsberg's development into a member of the establishment--"the most famous living poet on earth," the "loudest and most influential voice" among poets of his generation." --"Publishers Weekly"show more

Review Text

"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."show more

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In part thanks to early friendships with renegades such as Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and William Burroughs, and his publication of the electrifying and brilliant 'Howl', Allen Ginsberg occupies a significant and enduring position in American literature. Following Ginsberg's death in 1997, Barry Miles, drawing both on his long friendship with the poet and on Ginsberg's journals and correspondence, thoroughly updated and revised his immensely readable account of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary poets.show more

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348 ratings
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4 42% (145)
3 18% (61)
2 1% (3)
1 1% (2)
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