Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg - PDF and EPUB eBook
The prophetic poem that launched a generation when it was first published in 1956 is here presented in a commemorative fortieth...
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Details of Howl and Other Poems
- Exact title of the book
- Howl and Other Poems
- Book author
- Allen Ginsberg
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 56 pages
- January 1st 2001 by City Lights
- File size (in PDF)
- 224 kB
Some brief overview of book
The prophetic poem that launched a generation when it was first published in 1956 is here presented in a commemorative fortieth Anniversary Edition. When the book arrived from its British printers, it was seized almost immediately by U.S. Customs, and shortly thereafter the San Francisco police arrested its publisher and editor, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, together with City Lights Bookstore manager Shigeyoshi Murao.
The two of them were charged with disseminating obscene literature, and the case went to trial in the municipal court of Judge Clayton Horn. A parade of distinguished literary and academic witnesses persuaded the judge that the title poem was indeed not obscene and that it had “redeeming social significance.” Thus was Howl & Other Poems freed to become the single most influential poetic work of the post-World War II era, with over 900,000 copies now in print."