Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series, Book 4)

By: Ginsberg, Allen; Williams, William Carlos (Introduction)

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8th printing. Wrappers a bit foxed, front corner faintly creased, ink name and date on title page. 1959 Soft Cover. 44, [4] pp. Book 4 in the City Lights Pocket Poets series. Howl and Other Poems is a collection of poetry by Allen Ginsberg published November 1, 1956. It contains Ginsberg's most famous poem, Howl, which is considered to be one of the principal works of the Beat Generation as well as A Supermarket in California, Transcription of Organ Music, Sunflower Sutra, America, In the Baggage Room at Greyhound, and some of his earlier works. For printing the collection, the publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, another well-known poet, was arrested and charged with obscenity. On October 3, 1957, Judge Clayton W. Horn found Ferlinghetti not guilty of the obscenity charge, and 5,000 more copies of the text were printed to meet the public demand, which had risen in response to the publicity surrounding the trial. Howl and Other Poems contains two of the most well-known poems from the Beat Generation, Howl and A Supermarket in California, which have been reprinted in other collections, including the Norton Anthology of American Literature.

Title: Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series, Book 4)

Author: Ginsberg, Allen; Williams, William Carlos (Introduction)

Categories: Poetry, Beat Generation,

Edition: 8th Printing

Publisher: City Lights Books: 1959

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2294301

Keywords: WORLD LITERATURE HOWL AND OTHER POEMS CLASSICS BEAT GENERATION VERSE POETRY POEMS ALLEN GINSBERG,