A Narrative Poem.
Artist, activist, visionary, and soul of the Beat Generation, Allen Ginsberg's messages of peace and love empowered the counterculture of the 50s and 60s. Now Ed Sanders, a Ginsberg intimate and one of the Beats' favourite sons, charts a path through what he calls the "Forest Ginsberg".
This is a dramatic portrait of America's iconoclastic poet. The book reveals in fascinating detail the man and artist through the eyes and in the voice of a fellow poet and admirer, who shared the outlook and the time with one of the century's most outspoken and controversial literary figures.
Sanders' poem leads us through history as witnessed and created by Ginsberg, introducing us to friend and foe, the luminaries and ordinary folk that populate Ginsberg's teeming world. A dazzling, humorous, passionate journey - the Beat goes on!
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 07 / 2002
- 134 x 213mm