Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg. Graham Caveney, Allen Ginsberg.
Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg
Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg
Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg
Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg

Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg

ISBN: 0767902785
New York, NY: Broadway Books, 1999. First American Edition. Hardcover. "The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg- the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, (father) of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture. Ginsberg's poetry, influenced by the writings of Walt Whitman and the spontaneous prose of his friend Jack Kerouac, is open, forthright, didactic, and written fast without revision. Much of his writing has a raw, confessional quality appropriate to his roles as one of the first gay spokespeople and a leading anti-Vietnam War activist." (from front flap) A highly illustrated biography of Allen Ginsberg, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, by British writer Graham Caveney (also the author of a similar illustrated biography of William S. Burroughs), published only two years after Ginsberg's death. With many fascinating images of Ginsberg, his ancestors, legendary friends & colleagues. The text offers a serviceable, very brief & broad account of Ginsberg's most eventful life & times. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first U.S. edition as stated on copyright page (published simultaneously with a UK edition), first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. Certainly not the definitive biography, but well worth acquisition by the Ginsberg & Beat Generation collector-devotee. Book in very fine condition, substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4189]

Price: $40.00