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Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997)

Autor(a) de Howl and Other Poems

280+ Works 20,111 Membros 222 Críticas 103 Favorited

About the Author

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of poet and teacher Louis Ginsberg. In 1948, he received a B.A. degree from Columbia University. Ginsberg began writing poetry while still in school and first gained wide public recognition in 1956 with the long poem Howl. Howl has had a mostrar mais stormy history. When it was first recited at poetry readings, audiences cheered wildly. It was published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books and printed in England. Before the printed copies could be distributed, however they were seized by U.S. custom officials as obscene. After a famous court case in which the poem was found not to be obscene, the work sold rapidly and Ginsberg's reputation was assured. Regarded as the foremost port of the Beat generation (as group of rebellious writers who opposed conformity and sough intensity of experience), Ginsberg's work is concerned with many subjects of contemporary interest, including drugs, sexual confusion, the voluntary poverty of the artist and rebel, and rejection of society. He is a poet with a significant message, and his criticism of American society is part of a long tradition of American writers who have questioned their country's values. Ginsberg received numerous honors, including a Woodbury Poetry Prize, a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, and a National Book Award for poetry. Ginsberg was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1995 for his book Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992. Ever the Bohemian, he had numerous occupations throughout his lifetime including dishwasher, porter, book reviewer, and spot welder. He died in April 1997 of complications due to liver cancer. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: William S. Burroughs, 1953

Séries

Obras por Allen Ginsberg

Howl and Other Poems (1956) 5,579 exemplares
Junky (1953) — Introdução — 4,874 exemplares
Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) 902 exemplares
Collected Poems 1947-1997 (2006) 693 exemplares
The Yage Letters (1963) 653 exemplares
Reality Sandwiches: 1953-1960 (1963) 509 exemplares
Howl (1986) 400 exemplares
Planet News 1961 - 1967 (1968) 228 exemplares
Journals: Early Fifties, Early Sixties (1977) — Autor — 222 exemplares
Death & Fame: Last Poems 1993-1997 (1999) 221 exemplares
Howl: A Graphic Novel (2010) — Autor — 199 exemplares
White Shroud: Poems 1980-1985 (1986) 192 exemplares
Indian Journals (1970) — Autor — 184 exemplares
Illuminated Poems (1996) 150 exemplares
The Essential Ginsberg (2015) 115 exemplares
The Letters of Allen Ginsberg (2008) 89 exemplares
Allen Ginsberg Photographs (1990) 51 exemplares
Composed on the Tongue (1980) 49 exemplares
Empty mirror; early poems (1961) 49 exemplares
Aullido (1976) 49 exemplares
Howl and Kaddish (1997) 40 exemplares
Wholly Communion [1966 film] (1966) 35 exemplares
Iron Horse (1973) 30 exemplares
Gay Sunshine Interview (1974) — Subject — 29 exemplares
'Beat' Poets (1961) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
T.V. baby poems (1967) 19 exemplares
Wichita Vortex Sutra (1966) 18 exemplares
Ankor Wat (1968) 17 exemplares
Allen Ginsburg : Poems selected by Mark Ford (2008) — Autor — 15 exemplares
Chicago trial testimony (1975) 15 exemplares
Poems All Over the Place (1978) 14 exemplares
New American Review 11 (1971) 12 exemplares
Poemas escogidos (1997) 11 exemplares
Your Reason and Blake's System (1988) 9 exemplares
Mantra del Re di Maggio (1976) 8 exemplares
Muchos amores (2000) 7 exemplares
Cartas (Spanish Edition) (2012) 7 exemplares
Jargon 31: 14 Poets, 1 Artist: December 12-14, 1958, New York (1958) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Gedichte (1999) 7 exemplares
Huuto ja muita runoja 1947-1971 (2000) 7 exemplares
Journal, 1952-1962 (1984) 7 exemplares
Beatitude Anthology (1960) 6 exemplares
Diario beat (1997) 6 exemplares
Ballad of the Skeletons (1996) 4 exemplares
Mind Writing Slogans (1994) 4 exemplares
Philip Glass: Hydrogen Jukebox (1990) 4 exemplares
The Best Minds of My Generation (2004) 4 exemplares
Wales--A Visitation. (1967) 3 exemplares
Mostly Sitting Haiku (1978) 3 exemplares
Tårgas & solrosor 3 exemplares
Poèmes (2012) 3 exemplares
Luminous Dreams (1997) 3 exemplares
Improvised poetics (1972) 3 exemplares
Many Loves (SC) 3 exemplares
The Riverside Interviews: 1 (1980) 3 exemplares
The Last Word On First Blues (2016) 2 exemplares
Utwory poetyckie (1984) 2 exemplares
Poesie da cantare 2 exemplares
Correspondance: (1944-1969) (2014) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Jukebox all' idrogeno (1971) 2 exemplares
New Year Blues (1972) 2 exemplares
Kvílení a jiné básně (2015) 2 exemplares
Souvenirs de la Beat Generation (2016) 2 exemplares
Allen Ginsberg and Friends. (1999) 2 exemplares
Journaux Indiens (1984) 2 exemplares
Lettres choisies (1943-1997) (2013) 2 exemplares
Kvílení (1990) 2 exemplares
Nyt fra jorden : udvalgte digte (1970) 2 exemplares
Open head (Sun poetry series) (1972) 2 exemplares
Scrap Leaves (SC) (1968) 2 exemplares
Old love story 2 exemplares
Fotografier 1947-87 (1987) 2 exemplares
Antología 1 exemplar
Kaddish 1 exemplar
Howl [Aullido] 1 exemplar
New Venture Investment (2003) 1 exemplar
Ulua 1 exemplar
Ημερολόγια (1993) 1 exemplar
Listy 1 exemplar
Prosa (2022) 1 exemplar
Lion for Real 1 exemplar
Ginsberg Allen 1 exemplar
Kulchur (Issue Number One) (1960) 1 exemplar
Journals 1 exemplar
Autumn Leaves 1 exemplar
Allen Ginsberg On Tour (1984) 1 exemplar
Május királya (1990) 1 exemplar
Intrepid #6 (1966) 1 exemplar
La ‰caduta dell'America (1996) 1 exemplar
Poesie 1947-1995 (2019) 1 exemplar
America 1 exemplar
Village Voice 1 exemplar
Bombay Gin (Issue #7) (1979) 1 exemplar
Poems (1998) 1 exemplar
"The Rune" 1 exemplar
Kral Majales 1 exemplar
Guru 1 exemplar
Poem, Interview, Photographs (1994) 1 exemplar
Old Pond Song (1979) 1 exemplar
Meditation Rock 1 exemplar
Vytie (1991) 1 exemplar
Urlo 1 exemplar
Careless Love (1978) 1 exemplar
Catullus: Selected Poems (1991) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Naked Lunch (1962) — Contribuidor, algumas edições7,026 exemplares
The Portable Beat Reader (Viking Portable Library) (1992) — Contribuidor — 1,461 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,266 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições926 exemplares
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 835 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuidor — 757 exemplares
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contribuidor — 598 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições446 exemplares
Kerouac: A Biography (1973) — Fotógrafo — 403 exemplares
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Contribuidor, algumas edições385 exemplares
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 358 exemplares
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuidor — 329 exemplares
The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960) — Contribuidor — 319 exemplares
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 281 exemplares
The Beat Book (1996) — Prefácio, algumas edições260 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contribuidor — 237 exemplares
Blake's Poetry and Designs [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (2007) — Contribuidor — 218 exemplares
Mindfield: New and Selected Poems (1989) — Prefácio, algumas edições; Prefácio, algumas edições196 exemplares
Three Novels: The Soft Machine, Nova Express, the Wild Boys (1980) — Contribuidor, algumas edições182 exemplares
Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (Stonewall Inn Editions) (1836) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back: A Film and Book (1967) — Actor — 169 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1995 (1995) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Interviewee — 146 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições109 exemplares
Queer Dharma: Voices of Gay Buddhists Vol. 1 (1997) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
Speed (1970) — Introdução, algumas edições103 exemplares
Desire (1976) — Liner Notes, algumas edições98 exemplares
The Dylan Companion: A Collection of Essential Writing About Bob Dylan (1990) — Contribuidor, algumas edições96 exemplares
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
India in Mind (2005) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Male Muse: A Gay Anthology (1973) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Beats (1960) — Autor, algumas edições62 exemplares
Holy Fire: Nine Visionary Poets and the Quest for Enlightenment (1994) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Gay Sunshine Interviews. Vol. 1 (1978) — Interviewee — 61 exemplares
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (1992) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Name of Love: Classic Gay Love Poems (1995) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Jail Notes (1970) — Introdução, algumas edições50 exemplares
Angels of the Lyre: A Gay Poetry Anthology (1975) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Talking Poetics from Naropa Institute Volume 1 (1978) — Introdução — 33 exemplares
Partisan Review (1998) — Contribuidor, algumas edições33 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Moving Through Here (1970) — Introdução, algumas edições27 exemplares
The Bedside Playboy (1963) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
For Neruda, For Chile: An International Anthology (1975) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Talking Poetics from Naropa Institute, Vol. 2 (1979) — Introdução — 19 exemplares
OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture (2022) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Possibilities of Poetry: An Anthology of American Contemporaries (1970) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
City Lights Review #1 (No.1) (1987) 14 exemplares
Poetry Magazine Vol. 207 No. 5, February 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Big Table 2 (1959) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
unmuzzled ox 13 — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Big Table 3 (1959) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Caterpillar 3/4 (1971) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Epitaphs for Lorine — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Some Writings on War Tax Resistance (1990) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Peace or perish : a crisis anthology — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
THE SEVENTIES. Number 1. Spring 1972 (1972) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Pull My Daisy [1959 film] (1959) — Actor — 3 exemplares
Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (2011, film) (2011) — Featured, algumas edições3 exemplares
Sugar, alcohol, & meat [sound recording] (1980) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Coyote's Journal No 9. (1971) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Bad Breath / Stage Ax / Emily Likes the TV, #3 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Whole Earth Review #90 (summer 1997) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Intrepid No. 5, 1st Anniversary Issue — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Southern California Anthology: Volume XI (1993) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Manpareka Kehi Kavita (2001) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
San Francisco poets [sound recording] — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Críticas

Interesting look at drug culture in the 40s, but missing the element shared by some of his contemporaries that for me transcends the gritty subject matter and makes the work, for lack of a better word, beautiful.
 
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GDBrown | 53 outras críticas | Feb 15, 2024 |
In October 1955, there was a low-key event at the 6 Gallery on Fillmore Street in San Francisco, with the promise of a "remarkable collection of angels on one stage reading their poetry." Jack Kerouac went around with the collection bowl, whilst Allen Ginsberg whipped the audience into excitement by reading Part I of his work-in-progress, Howl. When Lawrence Ferlinghetti published the completed poem the following year as the fourth in his Pocket Poets series, it soon became a runaway bestseller (partly thanks to a high-profile obscenity trial) and one of the defining works of what came to be called Beat literature.

The poem itself is in three parts: Part I is a grand, Whitmanesque celebration of the lives of his poetic heroes and of his own struggle against the modern world, with copious amounts of (gay) sex, drugs, bumming around and political subversion thrown in; the incantation of Part II confronts the destructive forces of the child-eating Moloch directly, and in Part III he addresses the dedicatee of the poem, Carl Solomon, whom he met while they were both patients in the same psychiatric institution. Then there's a "Footnote to Howl", which is another incantation, a kind of Beat Sanctus.

As in Whitman, the first thing that hits you about the poem is its tremendous momentum and kinetic energy, but there's a lot more to it than just the pounding impact of the long lines: every line is dense with paradoxical, unexpected but never quite nonsensical language (negro streets, starry dynamos, unshaven rooms, pubic beards, ...), and there's a clear thread of insight into the hostile world under all that counter-culture posturing. It's tempting to think of it as nothing more than drug-induced ramblings from long ago, but that's not at all what's going on here: this is a serious attempt to push beyond the usual limits of poetry and make it relevant to people who are confronting the dehumanising effects of fifties society, and it still clearly has things to say to us today.

The Pocket Poets collection includes five more, shorter, incantatory poems in the same kind of Whitman long-line format, plus four rather more conventionally lyrical "earlier poems". Probably the most striking is "Sunflower Sutra", where he and Kerouac sit in the shade of a locomotive on a dockside and contemplate a dead sunflower.
… (mais)
 
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thorold | 66 outras críticas | Oct 14, 2023 |
Uittreksels uit zijn leven in beatpoetry.
Snippers van klachten en wanhoop en nieuwmythische verzinsels.
 
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Ekster_Alven | 2 outras críticas | Sep 25, 2023 |
Ginsberg's life an his activism may be as interesting or more than his poetry.
 
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mykl-s | 66 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2023 |

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Bill Morgan Editor, Preface
Erik Drooker Illustrator
Gregory Corso Contributor
Gary Snyder Contributor
Jack Kerouac Contributor
Carl Solomon Contributor
Eliot Katz Editor
Paul Carroll Contributor
Amiri Baraka Contributor
Ron Loewinsohn Contributor
Philip Whalen Contributor
Edward Dorn Contributor
Jonathan Williams Contributor
John Wieners Contributor
Michael McClure Contributor
Roger Mayne Cover designer
Rachel Zucker Foreword
Michael Emerton Contributor
Melvin Betsellie Contributor
Wes Pittman Contributor
James Grauerholz Contributor
Bill Lyon Contributor
Sylvère Lotringer Contributor
Fred Aldrich Contributor
Udo Breger Contributor
Philip Glass Composer
Brion Gysin Cover artist
Oliver Harris Editor, Introduction
Riekus Waskowsky Translator
Francesc Roca Translator
Neil Stuart Cover designer
山形 浩生 Translator
Michael Bowen Cover artist
Carl Weissner Translator
Jesse Sorrentino Cover artist
Robert Crumb Cover artist
Bernd Samland Translator
Josée Kamoun Sélection de la correspondance pour l'édition française
Nicolas Richard Translator
Olav Angell Translator
Mark Ford Editor

Estatísticas

Obras
280
Also by
96
Membros
20,111
Popularidade
#1,076
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
222
ISBN
426
Línguas
26
Marcado como favorito
103

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