Death & Fame

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-01-29
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Famous for energizing the Beat Generation literary movement upon his historic encounter with Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs in mid-century New York City, Ginsberg influenced several generations of writers, musicians, and poets. This volume of final poems commemorates the anniversary of Ginsberg's death, and includes the verses he wrote in the years shortly before he died.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
New Democracy Wish Listp. 1
Peace in Bosnia-Herzegovinap. 4
After the Partyp. 6
After Olav H. Haugep. 7
These knowing agep. 8
C'mon Pigs of Western Civilization Eat More Greasep. 9
Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bushp. 11
Tuesday Mornp. 12
Godp. 14
Ah Warp. 15
Excrementp. 16
New Stanzas for Amazing Gracep. 18
City Lights Cityp. 19
Newt Gingrich Declares War on "McGovernik Counterculture"p. 20
Pastel Sentences (Selections)p. 21
Nazi Capishp. 25
Is Aboutp. 27
The Ballad of the Skeletonsp. 29
"You know what I'm saying?"p. 34
Bowel Songp. 35
Popular Tunesp. 36
Five A.M.p. 38
Powerp. 39
Angerp. 40
Multiple Identity Questionnairep. 41
Don't Get Angry with Mep. 42
Swan Songs in the Presentp. 43
Gone Gone Gonep. 44
Reverse the rain of Terrorp. 46
Sending Messagep. 48
No! No! It's Not the Endp. 50
Bad Poemp. 53
Homeless Compleyntp. 54
Happy New Year Robert and Junep. 55
Diamond Bellsp. 56
Virtual Impunity Bluesp. 57
Waribaship. 58
Good Luckp. 59
Some Little Boys Dontp. 60
Jacking Offp. 61
Think Tank Rhymesp. 62
Song of the Washing Machinep. 63
World Bank Bluesp. 64
Richard IIIp. 67
Death and Famep. 68
Sexual Abusep. 71
Butterfly Mindp. 72
A fellow named Stevenp. 73
Half Asleepp. 74
Objective Subjectp. 75
Kerouacp. 76
Hepatitis, Body Itchp. 77
Whitmanic Poemp. 78
American Sentences 1995-1997p. 79
Variations on Ma Rainey's See See Riderp. 82
Sky Wordsp. 83
Scatalogical Observationsp. 85
My Team Is Red Hotp. 87
Starry Rhymesp. 88
Thirty State Bummersp. 89
"I have a nosebleed ..."p. 94
"Timmy made a hot milk"p. 94
"This kind of Hepatitis can cause ya"p. 94
"Giddy-yup giddy-yup giddy-yap"p. 94
"Turn on the heat and take a seat"p. 95
Bop Sh'bamp. 96
Dreamp. 97
Things I'll Not Do (Nostalgias)p. 98
Afterwordp. 101
Notesp. 105
Index of Titles and First Linesp. 113
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