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Titre : White Shroud : Poems 1980-1985
Éditeur : Harper & Row
Date d'édition : 1986
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
Type de livre : Book
Crisp, clean copy signed by Ginsberg on the title page. DJ is not clipped; a sun line across upper edge; clean & colorful; protected in mylar. Boards are firmly bound; pages unmarked. N° de réf. du libraire WS13373
Synopsis : Poems by a modern master. "[Ginsberg's] powerful mixture of Blake, Whitman, Pound, and Williams, to which he added his own volatile, grotesque, and tender humor, has assured him a memorable place in modern poetry."-- Helen Vendler
A propos de l'auteur:
Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, a son of Naomi and lyric poet Louis Ginsberg. As a student at Columbia College in the 1940s, he began a close friendship with William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac, and he later became associated with the Beat movement and the San Francisco Renaissance in the 1950s. After jobs as a laborer, sailor, and market researcher, Ginsberg published his first volume of poetry, Howl and Other Poems, in 1956. "Howl" defeated censorship trials to become one of the most widely read poems of the century, translated into more than twenty-two languages, from Macedonian to Chinese, a model for younger generations of poets from West to East.
Ginsberg was a member of 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, was a winner of the National Book Award (for The Fall of America), and was a cofounder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, the first accredited Buddhist college in the Western world. He died in New York City in 1997.
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