Dharma Lion

Dharma Lion

A Biography of Allen Ginsberg

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Draws from eight years of research and full access to Ginsberg's journals to present a biography that depicts three decades of vanguard popular culture, from the Beat generation of the 1950s to the Buddhist revival of the 1970s

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The rich saga of America's vanguard poet-sage told with the epic sweep of historical narrative, replete with portraits of such contemporaries as Kerouac, Cassady, and Burroughs among many others, and including many rarely seen photographs. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Perhaps no poet in the history of America, with the exception of Walt Whitman, has so dominated the popular imagination as has Allen Ginsberg. From the close of World War II to the end of the Cold War, Ginsberg has been in the vanguard of every popular movement; from the emergence of the Beat Generation in the Fifties to the hippie and antiwar movements of the sixties, to the ecology movement and the Buddhist revival of the seventies, Allen Ginsberg has given voice to his generation's spirit in poetry of astonishing power.
Michael Schumacher has spent eight years researching and writing this dramatic biography, with Ginsberg's full cooperation and with access to all his journals and papers, as well as spending thousands of hours interviewing Ginsberg's friends and enemies alike. With the sweep of an epic novel Schumacher tells the story of this quintessentially American poet and his times, with fascinating portraits of such contemporaries as Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and William Burroughs, among many others, along with many rarely seen photographs. This is undoubtedly the most complete portrait we are ever likely to see of one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.

Baker
& Taylor

Draws from eight years of research and full access to Ginsberg's journals to present a dramatic biography that depicts three centuries of vanguard popular culture, from the Beat Generation of the 1950s to the Buddhist revival of the seventies.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1992
ISBN: 9780312081799
0312081790
Branch Call Number: 811x GINSB SCHUM
Characteristics: xv, 769 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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