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To Eberhart from Ginsberg: A Letter About Howl

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Hardcover, 45 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by Penmaen Press
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The premise of this book is that poet Richard Eberhart was sent by “The New York Times” to report on the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance of the 1950s, but while he was out there he developed some misconceptions about “Howl.” Allen Ginsberg wrote Eberhart, explaining the content, themes, and structure of “Howl” and some of his other works. The book consists of introductory material by both men, Ginsberg’s letter, and Eberhart’s eventual article.

Though some of Ginsberg’s “explanations” are a bit
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Irwin Allen Ginsberg was the son of Louis and Naomi Ginsberg, two Jewish members of the New York literary counter-culture of the 1920s. Ginsberg was raised among several progressive political perspectives. A supporter of the Communist party, Ginsberg's mother was a nudist whose mental health was a concern throughout the poet's childhood. According to biographer Barry Miles, "Naomi's illness gave A ...more
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