Howl and Other Poems

Howl  and Other Poems

"Howl" is a poem written by Allen Ginsberg in 1955, published as part of his 1956 collection of poetry titled "Howl and Other Poems." Ginsberg began work on "Howl" as early as 1954.

Author: Allen Ginsberg

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ISBN: 1614278199

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"Howl" is a poem written by Allen Ginsberg in 1955, published as part of his 1956 collection of poetry titled "Howl and Other Poems." Ginsberg began work on "Howl" as early as 1954. "Howl" is considered to be one of the great works of American literature. It came to be associated with the group of writers known as the Beat Generation, which included Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. There is no foundation to the myth that "Howl" was written as a performance piece and later published by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books. This myth was perpetuated by Ferlinghetti as part of the defense's case during the poem's obscenity trial, as detailed below. Upon the poem's release, Ferlinghetti and the bookstore's manager, Shigeyoshi Murao, were charged with disseminating obscene literature, and both were arrested. On October 3, 1957, Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that the poem was not obscene. Poems include: Howl -- Footnote To Howl -- A Supermarket in California -- Transcription of Organ Music -- Sunflower Sutra -- America -- In the Baggage Room at Greyhound; Earlier Poems: An Asphodel -- Song -- Wild Orphan -- In Back of the Real.
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Howl and Other Poems

Howl and Other Poems

Ginsberg's love for a man with whom he shared some of life's worst experiences is celebrated in poems which were once the subject of a prolonged court trial

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872860175

Category: Poetry

Page: 57

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Ginsberg's love for a man with whom he shared some of life's worst experiences is celebrated in poems which were once the subject of a prolonged court trial
Categories: Poetry

Howl Kaddish and Other Poems

Howl  Kaddish and Other Poems

This new collection brings together the famous poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counterculture.

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141976464

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Allen Ginsberg was the bard of the beat generation, and Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems is a collection of his finest work published in Penguin Modern Classics, including 'Howl', whose vindication at an obscenity trial was a watershed moment in twentieth-century history. 'I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked' Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This new collection brings together the famous poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counterculture. They include the apocalyptic 'Howl', which became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956; the moving lament for his dead mother, 'Kaddish'; the searing indictment of his homeland, 'America'; and the confessional 'Mescaline'. Dark, ecstatic and rhapsodic, they show why Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Allen Ginsberg (1926-97) was an American poet, best known for the poem 'Howl' (1956), celebrating his friends of the Beat Generation and attacking what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States at the time. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, won the National Book Award for The Fall of America and was a co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, the first accredited Buddhist college in the Western world. If you enjoyed Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems, you might like Jack Kerouac's On the Road, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The poem that defined a generation' Guardian on 'Howl' 'He avoids nothing but experiences it to the hilt' William Carlos Williams
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Howl on Trial

Howl on Trial

Letters, press reports, excerpts from the trial transcript and decision, and other texts document the 1957 obscenity trial of San Francisco beat poet Allen Ginsburg and looks at censorship in the United States and the battle against it.

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872864790

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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Letters, press reports, excerpts from the trial transcript and decision, and other texts document the 1957 obscenity trial of San Francisco beat poet Allen Ginsburg and looks at censorship in the United States and the battle against it.
Categories: Literary Collections

Kaddish and Other Poems 1958 1960

Kaddish and Other Poems  1958 1960

Great strange visionary poems by the author of Howl, "in the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century .

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872860191

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

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Great strange visionary poems by the author of Howl, "in the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century . . ." In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century suffering anguish of separation from my own body and its natural infinity of feeling its own self one with all self, I instinctively seeking to reconstitute that blissful union which I experience so rarely. I took it to be supernatural an gave it holy Name thus made hymn laments of longing and litanies of triumphancy of Self over mind-illusion mechano-universe of un-feeling Time in which I saw my self my own mother and my very nation trapped desolate our worlds of consciousness homeless and at war except for the original trembling of bliss in breast and belly of every body that nakedness rejected in suits of fear that familiar defenseless living hurt self which is myself same as all others abandoned scared to own unchanging desire for each other. These poems almost unconscious to confess the beatific human fact, the language intuitively chosen as in trance & dream, the rhythms rising on breath from belly thru breast, the hymn completed in tears, the movement of the physical poetry demanding and receiving decades of life while chanting Kaddish the names of Death in many worlds the self seeking the Key to life found at last in our self.
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City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology

City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology

A landmark sixtieth anniversary retrospective, this edition is a must-have collection, an invaluable distillation of the energetic, iconoclastic, and still fresh body of work represented in the ongoing series.

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872866799

Category: Poetry

Page: 306

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"Printer's ink is the greatest explosive."?Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti founded the City Lights publishing house sixty years ago in 1955, launching the press with his now legendary Pocket Poets Series. First in the series was Pictures of the Gone World?the only book of his own poems that Ferlinghetti would ever publish at City Lights. Within a year, he had brought out two more volumes, translations by Kenneth Rexroth and then poems by Kenneth Patchen. But it was the success and scandal of number four, Howl & Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg (1956), that put City Lights on the map, positioning the Pocket Poets Series at the forefront of the literary counterculture. A landmark sixtieth anniversary retrospective, this edition is a must-have collection, an invaluable distillation of the energetic, iconoclastic, and still fresh body of work represented in the ongoing series. Ferlinghetti has selected three poems from each of the sixty volumes, including the work of Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrei Voznesensky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Julio Cortázar, Frank O'Hara, Marie Ponsot, Denise Levertov, Diane di Prima, Robert Duncan, Phillip Lamantia, Malcolm Lowry, and many more of the Pocket Poets Series innovative, influential, and often groundbreaking American and international poets. Ferlinghetti provides a fresh introduction that looks back at the inspiration for the series, why certain poets were included, and who were the ones that got away. His behind-the-scenes, personal anecdotes provide priceless insights that shed new light on his vision and his editorial practices at a time when the Pocket Poets Series was shaping the contours of poetry's avant-garde.
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Great Poets Howl

Great Poets Howl

Allen Ginsberg's Howl is a seminal document for the post-modernisms exfoliating out of World War II - much like T.S. Eliot's Waste Land for modernism.

Author: Glen Burns

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015008630439

Category: American poetry

Page: 528

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Allen Ginsberg's Howl is a seminal document for the post-modernisms exfoliating out of World War II - much like T.S. Eliot's Waste Land for modernism. This study traces his formative development in time/space during years 1943 till mid-50s Howl breakthru of individual voice. (A concluding chapter sketches subsequent development up to Plutonium Ode 1978). Close-reading of individual poems is set within the context of biography and cultural politics showing growth of Ginsberg's poetics as adapted from William Carlos Williams' visions of ordinary mind, Whitman's expansiveness and comradeship, and Blake's politics of desire. As -revolt of sudras (untouchables) poet, - Ginsberg has concentrated language on marginal mankind so that poetic praxis folds into a dimension of visionary politics and poem becomes prophetic moment voiced against the paranoia of state terrorism. Howl is a key event in the struggle for freedom."
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Howl

Howl

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 ...

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061137457

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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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.
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Howl A Graphic Novel

Howl  A Graphic Novel

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.

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062015174

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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Now a Major Motion Picture! 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.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Selected Poems 1947 1995

Selected Poems 1947 1995

Assembled by Allen Ginsberg, Selected Poems 1947-1995 is the definitive collection of the best works of one of the most influential and revolutionary poets of the twentieth century.

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060933760

Category: Poetry

Page: 480

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Assembled by Allen Ginsberg, Selected Poems 1947-1995 is the definitive collection of the best works of one of the most influential and revolutionary poets of the twentieth century. Allen Ginsberg, famous for helping catalyze the Beat Generation, wrote poetry for more than fifty years. His innovative verse and provocative attitudes of spiritual, political, and sexual liberation inspired countless poets, musicians, and visual and performance artists worldwide, and helped shape several generations' views of the world. Selected Poems 1947-1995 commemorates Ginsberg's brilliant career as one of America's most distinguished poets. Here are well-known masterpieces such as the lyric "Howl" and the narrative "Kaddish" -- classic works of American literature -- as well as more recent gems, including the long dream poem "White Shroud," the visionary "After Lalon," and the political rock lyric "The Ballad of the Skeletons," a song he recorded in 1996 with a stellar band that included Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye, and Paul McCartney.
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Beat Culture

Beat Culture

Captain William Hanrahan of the San Francisco Police found that Howl and Other
Poems and another book sold at City Lights Bookstore were inappropriate for
juveniles and arrested Ferlinghetti and Shig Murao, for whom the American Civil
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Author: William Lawlor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851094004

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

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The coverage of this book ranges from Jack Kerouac's tales of freedom-seeking Bohemian youth to the frenetic paintings of Jackson Pollock, including 60 years of the Beat Generation and the artists of the Age of Spontaneity. * Over 250 A–Z entries on the most important people, places, movements, themes, and scholarship, including entries on related cultural movements outside the United States, which set the Beats in an international context * A chronology highlighting artistic and historical events including the legendary poetry reading by Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and others at the 6 Gallery * Over 40 illustrations of Beat clothing, the Beat "pad," and the styles and tastes of the period * Images of the most photographed literary group in history and maps of their travels, such as Jack Kerouac and his legendary freight train journeys across the United States and Mexico
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To Eberhart from Ginsberg

To Eberhart from Ginsberg

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106002110457

Category: American poetry

Page: 45

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Categories: American poetry

A Study Guide for Allen Ginsberg s Howl

A Study Guide for Allen Ginsberg s  Howl

A Study Guide for Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410319692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
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I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career

One of the longest relationships between a publisher and a writer, documented in an intimate correspondence spanning their respective careers.

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872866782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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One of the longest relationships between a publisher and a writer, documented in an intimate correspondence spanning their respective careers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past.

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Poet to Poet

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131746237

Category: American poetry

Page: 142

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Allen Ginsberg is the author of Howl and other Poems.
Categories: American poetry

Mind Breaths Poems 1972 1977

Mind Breaths  Poems 1972 1977

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003796807

Category: Poetry

Page: 123

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A collection of Ginsberg's poems include meditations, songs, soliloquies, fantasies, elegies, and regional portraits of America
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The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg

The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg

In this volume, Eliot Katz takes a readable, scholarly look at Ginsberg's most influential poems and explores the varied and inventive ways that Ginsberg turned his political ideas and perceptions into powerful poetry.

Author: Eliot Katz

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ISBN: 0993409903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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Allen Ginsberg was one of the most politically engaged writers of his era, with a widespread social and cultural impact that was rare for a poet of his or any generation. In this volume, Eliot Katz takes a readable, scholarly look at Ginsberg's most influential poems and explores the varied and inventive ways that Ginsberg turned his political ideas and perceptions into powerful poetry. While there have been some important, previous biographies and other books looking at Ginsberg's life and work, this is the first full-length volume focusing primarily on how Ginsberg's writing works as political poetry and on Ginsberg's extraordinary influence on political culture over the ensuing decades. As a longtime poet and activist himself, as well as a friend of Ginsberg's who worked with him on a number of poetry and activist endeavors, Katz brings a unique personal, political, and literary perspective to this project. This book-including its chapter on "Howl," which offers an astute and original guide to reading Ginsberg's most celebrated poem-will be of interest to students and scholars studying Ginsberg's poetry in college classrooms, as well as to general readers and writers who enjoy Ginsberg's work.
Categories: Literary Criticism