The Poem That Changed America: Howl Fifty Years Later

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A tribute to Ginsberg's signature work, which stirred a generation of angel-headed hipsters to cultural rebellion. In 1956, City Lights, a small San Francisco bookstore, published Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems with its trademark black-and-white cover. The original edition cost seventy-five cents, but there was something priceless about its eponymous piece. Although it gave a voice to the new generation that came of age in the conservative years following World War II, the poem also conferred a strange, subversive ...

The Poem That Changed America: Howl Fifty Years Later 2006, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374173432

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