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ISBN:
1780230176
Author:
Steve Finbow
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
Reaktion Books; 1 edition (September 15, 2012)
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239 pages
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Allen Ginsberg (Critical. has been added to your Cart. Steve Finbow is extraordinary senior lecturer at North-West University, South Africa, and the author of the novels Balzac of the Badlands and Nothing Matters. Series: Critical Lives.

Allen Ginsberg (Critical.

ISBN13:9781780230177. Release Date:September 2012.

In this new biography, Finbow considers the poetry and politics of the poet and activist and discusses his position in American letters and culture

Allen Ginsberg s epic poem Howl, written in 1955, is one of the defining works of the Beat Generation, despite having been labeled obscene when it was first published. In this new biography, Finbow considers the poetry and politics of the poet and activist and discusses his position in American letters and culture. Moving from Ginsberg s childhood with his poet father and schizophrenic mother to his meeting with Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs in the late 1940s, Finbow explores Ginsberg s obsessive need to travel and experiment with writing, altered states of consciousness, and sexuality.

In this new critical biography of Allen Ginsberg, Steve Finbow re-examines the life, poetry and politics of this crucial poet and activist, and discusses his position in American letters and culture

In this new critical biography of Allen Ginsberg, Steve Finbow re-examines the life, poetry and politics of this crucial poet and activist, and discusses his position in American letters and culture. The book moves from the influences of childhood - his poet father and schizophrenic mother - to his meeting with Kerouac and Burroughs in the New York of the late 1940s and the birth of the Beat Generation. From his obsessive need to travel to his experiments in writing, sexuality and altered states of consciousness, we follow Ginsberg to Mexico and his interest in pre-Columbian art and religion;.

Ginsberg’s early life was marked by his mother’s psychological troubles, including a series of nervous breakdowns. A major theme in Ginsberg’s life and poetry was politics. In 1943, while studying at Columbia University, Ginsberg befriended William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, and the trio later established themselves as pivotal figures in the Beat Movement. Kenneth Rexroth called this aspect of Ginsberg’s work an almost perfect fulfillment of the long, Whitman, Populist, social revolutionary tradition in American poetry. In a number of poems, Ginsberg refers to the union struggles of the 1930s, popular radical figures, the McCarthy red hunts, and other leftist touchstones.

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In this new biography, Finbow considers the poetry and politics of the poet and activist and discusses his position in American letters and culture

In this new biography, Finbow considers the poetry and politics of the poet and activist and discusses his position in American letters and culture. Moving from Ginsberg’s childhood-with his poet father and schizophrenic mother-to his meeting with Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs in the late 1940s, Finbow explores Ginsberg’s obsessive need to travel and experiment with writing, altered states of consciousness, and sexuality.

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By 1989, Allen Ginsberg was as famous as a living poet could ever hope to. .Allen Ginsberg comes out this week in the United States (distributed by th.

By 1989, Allen Ginsberg was as famous as a living poet could ever hope to be in this country. Out of his East Village apartment, the Howl author continued to write poetry, entertained friends and admirers, oversaw his legacy, and planned his many travels. Allen Ginsberg comes out this week in the United States (distributed by the University of Chicago Press).

Allen Ginsberg’s epic poem “Howl,” written in 1955, is one of the defining works of the Beat Generation, despite having been labeled obscene when it was first published. A harsh denunciation of American capitalism and conformity, the poem drew scenes, characters, and situations from Ginsberg’s life, a life reexamined here by Ginsberg’s former editor and researcher, Steve Finbow. In this new biography, Finbow considers the poetry and politics of the poet and activist and discusses his position in American letters and culture. Moving from Ginsberg’s childhood—with his poet father and schizophrenic mother—to his meeting with Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs in the late 1940s, Finbow explores Ginsberg’s obsessive need to travel and experiment with writing, altered states of consciousness, and sexuality. He follows the poet to Mexico, India, and back to America, where he considers Ginsberg’s role in the counterculture movement of the sixties and New York’s seventies punk scene, and observes his slow absorption into academia while remaining a champion of the disenfranchised. With appearances by Peter Orlovsky, Kerouac, Burroughs, and other leading figures of twentieth-century literature, art, filmmaking, and politics, Allen Ginsberg brims with insight into this vital cultural figure.