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Plutonian Ode: Title poem combines scientific info on 24,000-year cycle of the Great Year compared with equal half-life of Plutonium waste, accounting Homeric formula for appeasing underground millionaire Pluto Lord of Death, jack in the gnostic box of Aeons, and Adamantine Truth of ordinary mind inspiration, unhexing nuclear ministry of fear. Following poems chronologies...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by City Lights Publishers (first published January 1st 1981)
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Bob Dylan said in a 2007 interview with Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone, "[T]he 1950s and 1960s interest people now. A part of the reason, if not the whole reason, is the atom bomb. The atom bomb fueled the entire world that came after it. It showed that indiscriminate killing and indiscriminate homicide on a mass level was possible. . . . I'm sure that fueled all aspects of society. I know if gave rise to the music we were playing. If you look at all these early performers, they were atom-bomb-fue...more
Evelina Dimova
favourite peoms include "don't grow old", "to the punks of dawlish", "homework", birdbrain!", "eroica" and "capitol air".
Plutonian Ode is one of Ginsberg’s more forgettable collections, but only in comparison to the stand-out work that he produced throughout the fifties – there are still some fantastic poems here, political pieces designed to make his readers think about the world around them.

These poems are no less relevant than they were when they were written, between the years of 1977 and 1980. If you’ve read and enjoyed some of Ginsberg’s other work then I highly recommend you buy not only this but the rest o...more
Bob Lathrop
A meditation on the politics, nuclear threat, tensions between US & Russia, American geopolitics, identifies precursors to the emergence of terrorism threats that we face today. A cynical, critical, as well as a clearly expressed observation of the world from a dissidents point of view.
Resumo el mensaje del libro en estos dos versos de Ginsberg:

Arriba Arriba ciudadanos del mundo usad vuestros pulmones
Contestad a los tiranos lo único que temen es vuestras lenguas
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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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