Howl and Other Poems

(City Lights Pocket Poets Series)

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The prophetic poem that launched a generation when it was first published in 1965 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.

The prophetic poem that launched a generation when it was first published in 1965 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."

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Ha scritto il 25/09/17
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Howl, la prima poesia, ha un ritmo e una cadenza meravigliosi. Nel libro Ginsberg ha detto che ha ottenuto il titolo da Kerouac e alcune delle frasi.
Non lo capisco, per esempio, cosa significa "strade di negro", se niente? Ma non devo comprender
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Ha scritto il 24/01/12
this book has been published in Heaven.
Ha scritto il 21/09/10
Where are we going, Walt Whitman?
Ginsberg reading his poems (courtesy of the gorgeous UbuWeb):
http://www.ubu.com/sound/ginsberg.html
scroll down to October 25, 1956 and May 4, 1995.

I read the poem in preparation for the movie, I confess.
Obviously I had al
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Ha scritto il 31/05/08
crazy. i've read it probably 100 times. ginsberg is probably more relevant now than most contemporary writers
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Ha scritto il 01/05/08
Got this from Adi -- Read bits of it when I was at MV. The lyrics and rhythm of that work was quite striking.

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