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The Poetry and Life of Allen Ginsberg

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Ginsberg's powerful and unflinchingly honest poetry empowered the counterculture of the 50s and 60s along with his memorable persona and his messages of peace and love. In this biographical narrative poem, Ed Sanders, a Ginsberg contemporary and friend, and one of the Beats' favorite sons, charts a path through what he calls the "Forest Ginsberg."" "An unsentimental elegy, ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Overlook
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Jürgen Smit
Aug 27, 2013 Jürgen Smit rated it did not like it
gedichtsgewijs vind ik het allemaal wel wat teleurstellend maar het idee inspireert en het geeft een interessante vogelvlucht boven ginsberg & the beats - vooral leuk als aanvulling op - of - voor een oja lezing
Caio
Jan 19, 2013 Caio rated it it was ok
Enjoyable, but flawed. A decent overview of the life of Allen Ginsberg. For a proper biography, look elsewhere.
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Nov 17, 2010 Josh rated it really liked it
This was an interesting read. Part biography, part poem, part commentary; really catches you in the incredible flow of Ginsberg's life.
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Ed Sanders is an American poet, singer, social activist, environmentalist, author and publisher. He has been called a bridge between the Beat and Hippie generations.

Sanders was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He dropped out of Missouri University in 1958 and hitchhiked to New York City’s Greenwich Village. He wrote his first major poem, "Poem from Jail," on toilet paper in his cell after being jail
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