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Howl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript, and Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First ... (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

 
 
 
 
Howl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript, and Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First ... (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Author: Allen Ginsberg
ISBN 13: 9780061137457
ISBN 10: 61137456
Edition: 50th Anniversary ed.
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 2006-10-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
List Price: $18.99
 
 

First published in 1956, Allen Ginsberg's Howl is a prophetic masterpiece—an epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges to become one of the most widely read poems of the century. This annotated version of Ginsberg's classic is the poet's own re-creation of the revolutionary work's composition process—as well as a treasure trove of anecdotes, an intimate look at the poet's writing techniques, and a veritable social history of the 1950s.

The New Yorker

“Taken all together, Ginsberg’s poems are X-rays of a considerable part of American society during the last four decades.”