OM...Entretiens et Temoignages (1963-1978). Allen Ginsberg.
OM...Entretiens et Temoignages (1963-1978)
OM...Entretiens et Temoignages (1963-1978)
OM...Entretiens et Temoignages (1963-1978)

OM...Entretiens et Temoignages (1963-1978)

ISBN: 2020052385
Paris, France: Editions du Seuil, 1979. First Edition. Softcover. This intriguing, wide-ranging French language edition of Allen Ginsberg interviews spanning a fifteen year period from 1963 to 1978 begins with a seldom-discussed, seldom-quoted interview from one Ernie Barry (who it is almost impossible to find any information on). Fresh off of his travels in Cambodia, South Vietnam, Tibet and India, Ginsberg "...joined over 500 demonstrators outside the Sheraton in San Francisco to protest the visit of Madame Nhu, the sister-in-law of the South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem...America's approval of Diem's presidency waned over subsequent years as his autocratic approach to rule became apparent. By October 1963 a number of monks had immolated themselves in protest at Diem's anti-Buddhist policies. 'This is the first time I've taken a political stand,' he told Ernie Barry outside the Sheraton, and he went on to explain that in his view, "Until the human universe of direct feeling returns...people will be afflicted by impersonal, non-personal, coldwar subjectivity.'" (Alex Houen's "Allen Ginsberg and the Vietnam War," Duke University Press, 2008). Along with the Barry interview we have Ginsberg's "Chicago 7 Trial Testimony;" the legendary 1965 Paris Review Interview with Tom Clark; the 1974 Gay Sunshine Interview, the 1978 Gerard Georges-Lemaire interview; and the "Encounters with Ezra Pound." There is no American equivalent of this 1979 collection. Cover photo by Gerard Malanga. All text in French. Signature-bound softcover in mint condition excepting slight shelf-wear to fine-edges. Very Fine. [Item #4452]

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