The Fall of America Journals 1965-1971. Allen Ginsberg.
The Fall of America Journals 1965-1971
The Fall of America Journals 1965-1971
The Fall of America Journals 1965-1971
The Fall of America Journals 1965-1971

The Fall of America Journals 1965-1971

ISBN: 9780816699636
Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2020. First Edition. Hardcover. "Published in 1974, The Fall of America was Allen Ginsberg's magnum opus, a poetic account of his experiences in a nation in turmoil. What his National Book Award-winning volume documented he had also recorded, playing a reel-to-reel tape machine given to him by Bob Dylan as he traveled the nation's byways and visited its cities, finding himself again and again in the midst of history in the making- or unmaking. Through a wealth of auto poesy (transcriptions of these recorded poems) published here for the first time in the poet's journals of this period, Ginsberg can be overheard collecting the observations, events, reflections, and conversations that would become his most extraordinary work as he witnessed America at a time of historic upheaval and gave voice to the troubled soul at its crossroads." (from front flap) A monumental, nearly 700-page doorstopper compilation of intimate, creative journal writings by Allen Ginsberg, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, from a critical period of his life & work- & that of America. It was during these years that Ginsberg reached his zenith as a harbinger-bridge between the Beats & the explosive countercultural, antiestablishment phenomenon of the 1960s. Edited & with an introduction by Michael Schumacher, the acclaimed Ginsberg biographer & scholar; & also including several facsimile journal pages & photographs. This is the third of three volumes of Ginsberg journals, preceded by Iron Curtain Journals January - May 1965 (2018, see Item No. 3495) & South American Journals: January - July 1960 (2019, see Item No. 4255), all edited by Schumacher & published by University of Minnesota Press. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. A beautiful production in blue cloth covers & spine with sewn binding. Of utmost interest to the Ginsberg scholar-collector; destined for increasing rarity. Book in very fine condition, substantially as-new inside & out. Dust jacket very fine, also appears substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #4280]

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