Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets, No. 4)


Order now to get it by: Monday March 13 - Wednesday March 15

Expedited Shipping available

Get it on Tuesday March 7th with expedited shipping.

Select the expedited delivery option after adding this item to your cart.

Condition: New

Product ID: 237573

Delivery Information |Returns & Exchanges |Payment Methods

Description

The epigraph for Howl is from Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their
jambs!" Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg published a volume of poetry which broke so
many social taboos that copies were impounded as obscene, and the publisher, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, was arrested.
The court case that followed found for Ginsberg and his publisher, and the publicity made both the poet and the book
famous. Ginsberg went on from this beginning to become a cultural icon of sixties radicalism. This works seminal place
in the culture is indicated in Czeslaw Milosz's poetic tribute to Ginsberg: "Your blasphemous howl still resounds in a
neon desert where the human tribe wanders, sentenced to unreality".

more...