A collection of recordings written and read by one of the greatest literary and cultural figures of the 20th. The collection is accompanied by a special 64 page booklet containing the poems.
Upon the release of his first published work, Howl and Other Poems (1956), Allen Ginsberg became the unlikely force of a movement that would change a generation: art, literature, sex, love, family and politics. None would ever be seen the same way again. The Beat Generation was born. And with it, the legend of the free-spirited, rule-breaking, brillian group of friends Ginsberg kept close--Jack Keroac, William Burroughts, Gregory Corso and Neal Cassady.
Including Ginsberg’s two seminal works, Howl and Kaddish, as well as nearly two dozen other works, this collection celebrates a cultural icon who was of his time, ahead of his time, and whose legacy will transcend time. The collection includes such important works as:
Who Be Kind To, White Shroud, Footnote to Howl, Sunflower Sutra, America, Supermarket in California, My Sad Self, Wales Visitation, Sad Dust Glories, Plutonian Ode, My Green Automobile, Neal’s Ashes, Many Loves, The Names, September on Jessore Road, Father Death Blues, and more...
What makes this collection very special is the accompanying 64 page booklet featuring the text of the poems.
Allen Ginsberg was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as a winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, and died in New York City in 1997.