Iron Curtain Journals: January-May 1965. Allen Ginsberg.
Iron Curtain Journals: January-May 1965
Iron Curtain Journals: January-May 1965

Iron Curtain Journals: January-May 1965

ISBN: 9780816699599
Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2018. First Edition. Hardcover. "A travel guide through one of the best minds of the Beat Generation- one distinctly not destroyed by madness- Allen Ginsberg's journals are more tour de force than simple diaries, charting his poetry, political antics, and high-profile encounters behind the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War...Ginberg writes of these experiences as only he could, summoning political and poetic landscapes at once familiar and foreign, as a singular poet who speaks with electrifying intelligence and insight across the years and the vagaries of culture." (from front flap) The first of a projected three volumes of travel journals, this is the chronicle of a crucial roller-coaster romp through Cuba, Prague, Russia, Poland, Prague again & finally London during 1965 by Allen Ginsberg, a Founding Father of the Beat Generation. Raw, unfiltered & explicit as indeed only Ginsberg could write, as if only for himself. Edited & with several introductions by Michael Schumacher, author of the acclaimed Ginsberg biography Dharma Lion (1992). With many contemporary photographs of Ginsberg & co. in all these locations. Hardcover in exuberantly illustrated dust jacket, first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. An exciting, essential contribution to the Ginsberg canon, destined for collectibility in this very well-done original production. Book as new inside & out with only several tiny smudges at upper edge of text block near spine, miniscule flaws as issued. Dust jacket also as new. As New / As New. [Item #3495]

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