Howl Kaddish and Other Poems

Howl  Kaddish and Other Poems

This new collection brings together the famous poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counterculture.

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141976464

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Allen Ginsberg was the bard of the beat generation, and Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems is a collection of his finest work published in Penguin Modern Classics, including 'Howl', whose vindication at an obscenity trial was a watershed moment in twentieth-century history. 'I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked' Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This new collection brings together the famous poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counterculture. They include the apocalyptic 'Howl', which became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956; the moving lament for his dead mother, 'Kaddish'; the searing indictment of his homeland, 'America'; and the confessional 'Mescaline'. Dark, ecstatic and rhapsodic, they show why Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Allen Ginsberg (1926-97) was an American poet, best known for the poem 'Howl' (1956), celebrating his friends of the Beat Generation and attacking what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States at the time. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, won the National Book Award for The Fall of America and was a co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, the first accredited Buddhist college in the Western world. If you enjoyed Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems, you might like Jack Kerouac's On the Road, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The poem that defined a generation' Guardian on 'Howl' 'He avoids nothing but experiences it to the hilt' William Carlos Williams
Categories: Poetry

Kaddish and Other Poems 1958 1960

Kaddish and Other Poems  1958 1960

Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish," a long poem written about the madness and death of his mother, Naomi, is widely considered to be one his major works.

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872865118

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Page: 128

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Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish," a long poem written about the madness and death of his mother, Naomi, is widely considered to be one his major works. This special fiftieth-anniversary edition of Kaddish & Other Poems features an illuminating afterword by...
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Encyclopedia of Beat Literature

Encyclopedia of Beat Literature

Kaddish and Other Poems was composed in the wake of the enormous international success of Howl and Other Poems. Ginsberg himself had become something of a media figure, given the attention that he received from the 1957 “howl” obscenity ...

Author: Kurt Hemmer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

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Discusses the literary works and great authors of the Beat Generation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Howl

Howl

Ginsberg's love for a man with whom he shared some of life's worst experiences is celebrated in poems which were once the subject of a prolonged court trial

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 1439563985

Category: Poetry

Page: 44

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Ginsberg's love for a man with whom he shared some of life's worst experiences is celebrated in poems which were once the subject of a prolonged court trial
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Collected Poems 1947 1997

Collected Poems 1947 1997

Enriching this book are illustrations by Ginsberg's artist friends; unusual and illuminating notes to the poems, inimitably prepared by the poet himself; extensive indexes; as well as prefaces and various other materials that accompanied ...

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062046178

Category: Poetry

Page: 1216

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“Taken all together, Ginsberg’s poems are X-rays of a considerable part of American society during the last four decades.” — The New Yorker This magnificent volume gathers the published verse of Allen Ginsberg in its entirety, a half-century of brilliant work from one of America’s great poets. A chief figure among the Beats, Ginsberg changed the course of American poetry, liberating it from closed academic forms with the creation of open, vocal, spontaneous, and energetic postmodern verse in the tradition of Whitman, Apollinaire, Hart Crane, Pound, and William Carlos Williams. Ginsberg’s raw tones and attitudes of spiritual liberation also helped catalyze a psychological revolution that has become a permanent part of our cultural heritage, profoundly influencing not only poetry and popular song and speech, but also our views of the world.
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The Sense and Sensibility of Madness

The Sense and Sensibility of Madness

Ginsberg's and his fellow writers' poetry, inspirational in its honesty, not only offered a complete alternative to ... 10 Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems (London: Penguin, The Blessed 'Mad Ones' in Howl and On the Road 89.

Author: Doreen Bauschke

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004382381

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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This volume explores the sense and sensibility of madness in literature and the arts. As madwomen and madmen venture into unchartered or prohibited terrain, they disrupt normalcy. Yet, they may also unleash the liberatory and transformative potential of unrestrained madness.
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The Essential Ginsberg

The Essential Ginsberg

Introduction by Michael Schumacher I. POEMS The Bricklayer's Lunch Hour (1947) (Empty Mirror) The Trembling of the ... (1955) (Howl and Other Poems) America (1956) (Howl and Other Poems) Kaddish (1957-1959) (Kaddish and Other Poems) ...

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141399003

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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Visionary poet Allen Ginsberg was one of the most influential cultural and literary figures of the 20th century, his face and political causes familiar to millions who had never even read his poetry. And yet he is a figure that remains little understood, especially how a troubled young man became one of the intellectual and artistic giants of the postwar era. He never published an autobiography or memoirs, believing that his body of work should suffice. The Essential Ginsberg attempts a more intimate and rounded portrait of this iconic poet by bringing together for the first time his most memorable poetry but also journals, music, photographs and letters, much of it never before published.
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American Poets and Poetry From the Colonial Era to the Present 2 volumes

American Poets and Poetry  From the Colonial Era to the Present  2 volumes

The theme of madness also distinguishes Ginsberg's second major poem, “Kaddish,” published in Kaddish and Other Poems 1958–1960 (1961). Where in “Howl” the “best minds” become mad in order to escape maddening social authority and reach ...

Author: Jeffrey Gray

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610698320

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 723

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The ethnically diverse scope, broad chronological coverage, and mix of biographical, critical, historical, political, and cultural entries make this the most useful and exciting poetry reference of its kind for students today. • Covers American poetry from the Colonial era to the present in roughly 300 alphabetically arranged entries • Features key contemporary poets, including those appearing in current journals • Brings together approximately 80 contributors who are among the most widely known scholars in the field • Supports Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Social Studies by helping students gain a greater understanding of language
Categories: Literary Criticism

Kaddish and Other Poems 1958 1960

Kaddish and Other Poems  1958 1960

Great strange visionary poems by the author of Howl, "in the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century .

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872860191

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

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Great strange visionary poems by the author of Howl, "in the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century . . ." In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century suffering anguish of separation from my own body and its natural infinity of feeling its own self one with all self, I instinctively seeking to reconstitute that blissful union which I experience so rarely. I took it to be supernatural an gave it holy Name thus made hymn laments of longing and litanies of triumphancy of Self over mind-illusion mechano-universe of un-feeling Time in which I saw my self my own mother and my very nation trapped desolate our worlds of consciousness homeless and at war except for the original trembling of bliss in breast and belly of every body that nakedness rejected in suits of fear that familiar defenseless living hurt self which is myself same as all others abandoned scared to own unchanging desire for each other. These poems almost unconscious to confess the beatific human fact, the language intuitively chosen as in trance & dream, the rhythms rising on breath from belly thru breast, the hymn completed in tears, the movement of the physical poetry demanding and receiving decades of life while chanting Kaddish the names of Death in many worlds the self seeking the Key to life found at last in our self.
Categories: Poetry

Allen Ginsberg s Buddhist Poetics

Allen Ginsberg s Buddhist Poetics

... until 1972 , more than fifteen years after he began explicitly acknowledging the debt of Buddhism to his poetry . ... through his early incorporations of Buddhist terminology in Howl and Other Poems and Kaddish and Other Poems and ...

Author: Tony Trigilio

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809327554

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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Categories: Literary Criticism