9780060933760

Allen Ginsberg Selected Poems, 1947-1995

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    9780060933760

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-04-01
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Assembled by Allen Ginsberg, Selected Poems 1947-1995 is the definitive collection of the best works of one of the most influential and revolutionary poets of the twentieth century.Allen Ginsberg, famous for helping catalyze the Beat Generation, wrote poetry for more than fifty years. His innovative verse and provocative attitudes of spiritual, political, and sexual liberation inspired countless poets, musicians, and visual and performance artists worldwide, and helped shape several generations' views of the world.Selected Poems 1947-1995 commemorates Ginsberg's brilliant career as one of America's most distinguished poets. Here are well-known masterpieces such as the lyric "Howl" and the narrative "Kaddish" -- classic works of American literature -- as well as more recent gems, including the long dream poem "White Shroud," the visionary "After Lalon," and the political rock lyric "The Ballad of the Skeletons," a song he recorded in 1996 with a stellar band that included Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye, and Paul McCartney.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv
Apologia of Selection xvii
Empty Mirror: Gates of Wrath (1947--1952)
In Society
3(1)
The Bricklayer's Lunch Hour
4(1)
The Trembling of the Veil
5(1)
A Western Ballad
6(2)
Pull My Daisy
8(2)
The Shrouded Stranger
10(1)
Fyodor
11(1)
Metaphysics
11(1)
Paterson
12(2)
The Archetype Poem
14(2)
Marijuana Notation
16(1)
A Crazy Spiritual
17(6)
The Green Automobile (1953--1954)
The Green Automobile
23(5)
Green Valentine Blues
28(2)
Siesta in Xbalba (selections)
30(9)
Song
39(2)
In back of the real
41(1)
On Burroughs' Work
42(1)
Love Poem on Theme by Whitman
43(4)
Howl, Before & After: San Francisco Bay Area (1955--1956)
Malest Cornifici Tuo Catullo
47(1)
Dream Record: June 8, 1955
48(1)
Howl
49(8)
Footnote to Howl
57(1)
A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley
58(1)
A Supermarket in California
59(1)
Sunflower Sutra
60(2)
America
62(3)
Many Loves
65(6)
Reality Sandwiches: Europe! Europe! (1957--1959)
Death to Van Gogh's Ear!
71(4)
The Lion for Real
75(2)
The Names
77(4)
Message
81(1)
To Lindsay
82(1)
To Aunt Rose
83(2)
My Sad Self
85(2)
Ignu
87(6)
Kaddish and Related Poems (1959--1960)
Kaddish: Proem, Narrative, Hymmnn, Lament, Litany and Fugue
93(19)
Psalm IV
112(1)
Magic Psalm
113(2)
The End
115(4)
Planet News: To Europe and Asia (1961--1963)
Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Deathchamber (selections)
119(6)
This Form of Life Needs Sex
125(3)
Describe: The Rain on Dasaswamedh Ghat
128(2)
Patna--Benares Express
130(1)
The Change: Kyoto--Tokyo Express
131(10)
King of May: America to Europe (1963--1965)
I Am a Victim of Telephone
141(1)
Today
142(5)
Kral Majales
147(2)
Guru
149(1)
Who Be Kind To
150(7)
The Fall of America (1965--1971)
First Party at Ken Kesey's with Hell's Angels
157(1)
These States: into L.A. (selections)
158(2)
Wichita Vortex Sutra
160(16)
I (selections)
160(1)
II
161(15)
Kansas City to Saint Louis (selections)
176(3)
Uptown
179(1)
Iron Horse (selections)
180(9)
City Midnight Junk Strains
189(3)
Autumn Gold: New England Fall (selections)
192(3)
Wales Visitation
195(3)
Elegy for Neal Cassady
198(3)
Kiss Ass
201(1)
Please Master
202(2)
On Neal's Ashes
204(1)
Rain-wet asphalt heat, garbage curbed cans overflowing
205(1)
Memory Gardens (selections)
206(2)
Milarepa Taste
208(1)
September on Jessore Road
209(10)
Mind Breaths All Over The Place (1972--1977)
Vomit Express
219(2)
Jimmy Berman Rag
221(3)
4 AM Blues
224(2)
New York Blues
226(2)
NY Youth Call Annunciation
228(4)
Come Back Christmas: Blues Stanza
232(2)
Slack Key Guitar
234(2)
Reef Mantra
236(1)
Bus Ride Ballad Road to Suva
237(3)
Xmas Gift
240(1)
Ayers Rock/Uluru Song
241(1)
Everybody Sing
242(4)
Prayer Blues
246(6)
Broken Bone Blues
252(3)
Under the world there's a lot of ass, a lot of cunt
255(1)
Returning to the Country for a Brief Visit (selections)
256(1)
Night Gleam
257(2)
Mind Breaths
259(3)
Stay Away from the White House
262(5)
Jaweh and Allah Battle
267(3)
Hardon Blues
270(2)
Sad Dust Glories (selections)
272(2)
Ego Confession
274(2)
Mugging (Part I)
276(2)
Dope Fiend Blues
278(4)
Guru Blues
282(4)
Sickness Blues
286(2)
Gospel Noble Truths
288(2)
Lay Down Yr Mountain
290(2)
Don't Grow Old
292(4)
Part I
292(1)
Part II
292(1)
Part III
293(1)
Part IV
294(1)
Part V (Father Death Blues)
294(2)
Contest of Bards (selections)
296(6)
Punk Rock Your My Big Crybaby
302(3)
Plutonian Ode (1977--1980)
Love Replied
305(2)
Manhattan May Day Midnight
307(1)
Nagasaki Days: Everybody's Fantasy
308(1)
Plutonian Ode
309(5)
Old Pond
314(3)
Spring Fashions
317(1)
Ruhr-Gebiet
318(2)
Love Forgiven
320(2)
Homework
322(1)
Lower East Side (After Reznikoff)
323(1)
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324(2)
Fourth Floor, Dawn, Up All Night Writing Letters
326(1)
Birdbrain!
327(2)
``Defending the Faith''
329(1)
Capitol Air
330(7)
White Shroud (1980--1985)
Those Two
337(1)
Homage Vajracarya
337(1)
Why I Meditate
338(1)
Love Comes
339(3)
Airplane Blues
342(4)
Do the Meditation Rock
346(3)
``What You Up To?''
349(2)
Maturity
351(1)
136 Syllables at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center
351(1)
Arguments
352(1)
White Shroud
353(4)
Written in My Dream by W. C. Williams
357(2)
Reading Bai Juyi (I, V, VI & VII)
359(6)
Cosmopolitan Greetings (1986--1992)
Sphincter
365(1)
Cosmopolitan Greetings
366(2)
Personals Ad
368(1)
Proclamation
369(2)
May Days 1988
371(3)
Return of Kral Majales
374(1)
Hum Bom!
375(3)
After the Big Parade
378(1)
Yiddishe Kopf
378(1)
After Lalon
379(4)
Put Down Your Cigarette Rag (Don't Smoke)
383(5)
The Charnel Ground
388(3)
Autumn Leaves
391(1)
American Sentences
392(5)
New Poems (1992--1995)
C'mon Pigs of Western Civilization Eat More Grease
397(2)
New Stanzas for Amazing Grace
399(2)
The Ballad of the Skeletons
401(6)
Notes 407(30)
Index of Proper Names 437(4)
Index of Titles, First Lines, and Original Book Sources 441(4)
About Allen Ginsberg 445

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