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Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)

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On the Web: Articles

Allen Ginsberg [interview]. Matthew Rothschild, Progressive (8/94).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997.

Allen Ginsberg: Shadows Into Bone.

In the Library: Articles

Chattarji, Subarno. "Stateside poetry: protest & prophecy in Vietnam. War poems of Allen Ginsberg & Howard Nemerov," Borderlines: Studies in American Culture (1997).

Dickstein, Morris. "Allen Ginsberg & the 60's," Commentary 49 (1970).

Harris Oliver. "Cold War correspondents: Ginsberg, Kerouac, Cassady
& the political economy of Beat letters," 20th Century Literature 46 (sum 2000).

Jarraway, David R. "'Stand by his word': the politics of Allen Ginsberg's Vietnam 'Vortex'", Journal of American Culture 16 (fall 1993).

Tytell, John. "The Beat Generation & the continuing American Revolution," American Scholar 42 (1973).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ginsberg, Allen. Deliberate Prose:Selected Essays,1952-1995 (ed. Bill Morgan; NY: Harper Collins, 2000).

__________. Composed on the Tongue (ed. Donald Allen; Bolinas CA: Grey Fox, 1980).

____________. Chicago Trial Testimony (SF: City Lights, 1975).

____________. Allen Verbatim: Lectures on Poetry, Politics, Consciousness (ed. Gordon Ball; NY: McGraw-Hill, 1974).

Miles, Barry. Ginsberg: a Biography (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1989).

Mottram, Eric. Allen Ginsberg in the 60's (Seattle: Unicorn Bookshop, 1972).
In the library: poetry.

Raskin, Jonah. American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's Howl & the Making of the Beat Generation (Berkeley: U. of California, 2004).

Schumacher, Michael. Dharma Lion: A Critical Biography of Allen Ginsberg (NY: St. Martin's, 1992).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

Ginsberg, Allen. White Shroud: Poems, 1980-1985 (NY: Harper & Row, 1986).

__________.Selected Poems, 1947-1995 (NY: Harper Collins, 1996).

__________. Death & Fame: Poems, 1993-1997 (ed. Bob Rosenthal,
Peter Hal & Bill Morgan; NY: Harper Flamingo, 1999)

__________. Illuminated Poems (NY: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1996). Illustrations by Eric Drooker.

__________. Howl, & Other Poems (SF: City Lights, 1996).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Beat Legend Allen Ginsberg" [1991], dir. Mitch Corber, ?m. From Thin Air Video.

"Before Stonewall" [1984], dir. Greta Schiller, 87m. From First Run Features. Excellent, sympathetic introduction to US gay & lesbian history & political struggles before 1969, including segments of an interview with Ginsberg.


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