Plutonian Ode and Other Poems 1977-1980. Allen Ginsberg.
Plutonian Ode and Other Poems 1977-1980
Plutonian Ode and Other Poems 1977-1980
Plutonian Ode and Other Poems 1977-1980
Plutonian Ode and Other Poems 1977-1980

Plutonian Ode and Other Poems 1977-1980

San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1982. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. "PLUTONIAN ODE: Title poem combines scientific info on 24,000-year cycle of the Great Year compared with equal half-life of Plutonium waste, accounting Homeric formula for appeasing underground millionaire Pluto Lord of Death, jack in the gnostic box of Aeons, and Adamantine Truth of ordinary mind inspiration, unhexing Nuclear ministry of fear. Following poems chronologize Wyoming grass blues, a punk-rock sonnet, personal grave musing, Manhattan landscape hypertension, lovelorn heart thumps, mantric rhymes, Neruda's tearful Lincoln ode retranslated to U.S. vernacular oratory, Nakasaki Bomb anniversary haikus, Zen Bluegrass raunch, free verse demystification of sacred fame, Reznikoffian filial epiphanies, hot pants Skeletonic doggerel, a Kerouackian New Year's eve ditty, professorial homework, New Jersey quatrains, scarecrow haiku, improvised dice roll for highschool kids, English rock-and-roll sophistications, an old love glimpse, renaissance song, ode to hero-flop, Peace protest prophecies, Lower East Side snapshots, national flashes in the Buddha-fields, Sapphic stanzas in quantitative idiom, look out the bedroom window, feverish birdbrain verses from Eastern Europe for chanting with electric bands, Beethovinean ear strophes drowned in rain, a glance at Cloud Castle, poems 1977-1980 end with International new wave hit lyric Capitol Air." (from Back Cover). Quite the blurb on the back of Ginsberg's essential collection "Plutonian Ode," the environmentally-conscious, mid-late period classic from The Good Bard Ginsberg. In the opinion of Your Devoted Archivist/Assistant Curator, these hardcover City Lights Pocket Poet editions are among the most delectable rarities from the late Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books. The hardcover edition of "Plutonian Ode" offered here is the limited, hardcover First Edition, printed in an edition of 1,200 copies and never reprinted in the hardcover format. For the true Ginsberg collector, this hardcover edition of "Plutonian Ode" is a must. Book in very fine condition, virtually as new. Dust-jacket in very fine condition with only slight spotting, foxing near topmost fine-edge of dust-jacket at inside of front, back flaps. [ISBN: 0-87286-126-0]. (Morgan A45, a.1). Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4472]

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