Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992. Allen Ginsberg.
Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992
Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992
Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992

Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992

ISBN: 006016770X
New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. "In Cosmopolitan Greetings, (Allen) Ginsberg's ebullient spirit, his compassion, humor, playfulness, and candor are as refreshing as ever. These are poems from the autumn years of his life, a time of extensive activity and engagement for the public figure and a period of reflection and meditation for the Buddhist. The poet confronts evil in the world...and he does it fearlessly and with passion. Death lurks around the corners of these poems, but Ginsberg's zest for life remains undiminished. His search for love is as poignant, funny, and energetic as his attempt to understand why he writes poetry." (from front flap) A late collection of poems by Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), Founding Father of the Beat Generation on its half-century anniversary, among the last volumes published during his lifetime. With Preface & Prologue poems, notes, index of first lines. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. Morgan, A63 (a) 1.1, pgs. 74-75. These autumnal-winter works are a most memorable & significant part of the great poet's oeuvre. An essential Ginsberg collectible, in very fine condition: Book with only small horizontal black felt-tip remainder mark at lower edge of text block near spine; otherwise substantially mint inside & out with side edges of page leaves untrimmed as issued. Dust jacket very fine with very small amount of rubbing-smudges in blank areas at lower front cover; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps; two angled thin crease-folds across front flap which appear to be slight flaws as issued & do not significantly effect legibility of text. Very slight rubbing & scratching of clear protective cover which has been affixed to blank inner lower spine by previous owner/ seller & therefore irremovable without slight damage. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4129]

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