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"This book has been designed & printed by Cape Goliard Press Ltd., London, for a joint publication with Grossman Publishers Inc., 125A East 19th Street, New York; in an edition consisting of 1,750 soft cover and 750 case-bound copies.

Illustrations by Allen Ginsberg & The Great Crystal.

Photograph by Malcolm Hart.

Printed in Great Britain."
Published 1968 by Grossman Publishers (first published January 1st 1960)
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I consider this book to be one of my finest treasures. It is my favourite collection of poems (that I own.) I discovered it in 1990 and have been cherishing it ever since. If I could only save one of my books from a fire, it would probably be this one. It greatly influenced my writing style and sent me down a completely different highway.
Sep 19, 2013 Mat rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Short but outstanding collection of Ginsberg poetry from 1966.
Television was a Baby Crawling Towards a Death Chamber (the first poem) is easily the stand-out poem but most of the poems here are pretty good. I couldn't find any of the poems from this collection in Allen's Collected Poems so I am glad I bought this. This item is rather scarce these days. I was lucky, and a little profligate to splurge so much money on a rare hardcover copy of this but, hey, every now and then you have to spoil yo
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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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