Howl and Other Poems

Category: Book
By (author): Ginsberg, Allen
Series: City Lights Pocket Poets
Subject:  FICTION / General
  POETRY / American / General
  POETRY / General
  POETRY / LGBT
  POETRY / Subjects & Themes / General
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Published: January 2001
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 57
Size: 6.20in x 4.90in x 0.20in
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From The Publisher*Allen Ginsberg's Howl & Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. Customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trial at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene. Allen Ginsberg was born June 3, 1926, the son of Naomi Ginsberg, Russian émigré, and Louis Ginsberg, lyric poet and schoolteacher, in Paterson, New Jersey. To these facts Ginsberg adds: "High school in Paterson till 17, Columbia College, merchant marine, Texas and Denver copyboy, Times Square, amigos in jail, dishwashing, book reviews, Mexico City, market research, Satori in Harlem, Yucatan and Chiapas 1954, West Coast 3 years. Later Arctic Sea trip, Tangier, Venice, Amsterdam, Paris, read at Oxford Harvard Columbia Chicago, quit, wrote Kaddish 1959, made tape to leave behind & fade in Orient awhile. Carl Solomon to whom Howl is addressed, is a intuitive Bronx dadaist and prose-poet."" "
From The Publisher*Perhaps the most famous poem in American literature, and still popular with a new generation of young readers. Allen Ginsberg's "Howl and Other Poems" was originally published by City Lights Books in the Fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trial which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene. Includes an introduction by William Carlos Williams.
Biographical NoteAllen Ginsberg is also the author of Howl and Other Poems, which was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956.