Columbia Review, Vol. 41, No. 3, Spring-Summer 1961. Allen Ginsberg.

Columbia Review, Vol. 41, No. 3, Spring-Summer 1961

New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1961. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This number of the literary journal published at Columbia University features five early poems written by Allen Ginsberg in 1948, with an introduction by the poet written when he submitted them in 1961. Ginsberg famously attended Columbia, & some of his earliest published appearances are in earlier numbers of this journal. As he notes in his introduction, these poems are "...in archaic style, which were written as hermetic messages in 1948 in East Harlem in my last year as student at Columbia College in attempt to transmit or fix the event of certain cosmic vibrations I felt while reading Blake. "This epiphany, a key incident in the Ginsberg mythology, is especially & most famously articulated in the poem" A Vision 1948" among those here. A most important Ginsberg collectible, in fine condition with only mild browning & creasing to front, back covers, edges & spine, esp. at mid-right upper edge of back cover; very mild bumps & bending at corners; staples beginning to rust. Interior very fine with only very mild browning to edges of pages, endpapers. Fine. [Item #2052]

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