Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg by Graham Caveney - PDF and EPUB eBook

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The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg-the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the...

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Details of Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg

Exact title of the book
Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg
Book author
Graham Caveney
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
224 pages
Language
English
Published
October 19th 1999 by Broadway
File size (in PDF)
896 kB
Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg

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The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg-the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture. Ginsberg's poetry, influenced by the writings of Walt Whitman and the spontaneous prose of his friend Jack Kerouac, is open, forthright, didactic, and written fast without revision. Much of his writing has a raw, confessional quality appropriate to his roles as one of the first gay spokespeople and a leading anti-Vietnam War activist.

From the publication of his first book, Howl and Other Poems, in 1956, Ginsberg became known as the champion of counterculture concerns: sexual freedom, pacifism, drug experimentation, opposition to censorship and authority, and acceptance of Eastern religions. The youngest of the Beat writers, Ginsberg was a lover to both William Burroughs and Kerouac and acted as the prophet and public face of the group-serving as Kerouac's unofficial agent for On the Road and helping Burroughs bring The Naked Lunch to the attention of publishers. Screaming with Joy, overflowing with more than 150 photographs and illustrations, is a passionate documentary of Ginsberg's zealous life.

His untimely death in 1997 silenced a voice that expanded the capacity of our language, and his cultural icon status makes his work and life of even greater interest today.