The Letters of Allen Ginsberg

The Letters of Allen Ginsberg

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Allen Ginsberg (1926#150;1997) was one of twentieth-century literature's most prolific letter-writers. This definitive volume showcases his correspondence with some of the most original and interesting artists of his time, including Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Neal Cassady, Lionel Trilling, Charles Olson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Whalen, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Glass, Arthur Miller, Ken Kesey, and hundreds of others.

Through his letter writing, Ginsberg coordinated the efforts of his literary circle and kept everyone informed about what everyone else was doing. He also preached the gospel of the Beat movement by addressing political and social issues in countless letters to publishers, editors, and the news media, devising an entirely new way to educate readers and disseminate information. Drawing from numerous sources, this collection is both a riveting life in letters and an intimate guide to understanding an entire creative generation.

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, 2008.
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
ISBN: 9780306814631
0306814633
Branch Call Number: 811.54 GINSBERG
Characteristics: xxii, 468 pages ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Morgan, Bill 1949-

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