The Writer and Human Rights: In Aid of Amnesty International. Allen Ginsberg.

The Writer and Human Rights: In Aid of Amnesty International

ISBN: 0385189311
Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. "In 1981 over seventy writers from various parts of the world and of diverse backgrounds and beliefs gathered together to address important questions facing writers today: What is the writer's role in making the rest of humanity aware of injustice, oppression, and tyranny? Does the writer have a responsibility to society or to art only? How does the writer function under oppressive and intolerant governments?..."(from front flap) Among the famous writers from all over the world who participated in this gathering was Allen Ginsberg, primary poet of the Beat Generation & a tireless human rights-free speech activist all his writing life. His contribution was a talk entitled "Outline of Un-American Activities: A Pen American Center Report," reproduced in this volume. It is a lengthy, intensive description of the suppression of the underground press that nevertheless flourished & which he was of course an important contributor to during the late 1960s-early 1970s. Also included in this compilation are contributions by Margaret Atwood, Nadine Gordimer, Susan Sontag, Jacobo Timerman & many more. Stated First Edition, hardcover in dust jacket. The record of an important gathering of renowned writers, & a significant Ginsberg rarity. In very fine condition: Book virtually mint, inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only lightest rubbing & scratching of black front, back covers; very light rubbing & creasing at upper & lower edges of spine, corners of front & back covers. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #2280]

Price: $40.00