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Kerouac A Biography

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ISBN-10: 0312113471

ISBN-13: 9780312113476

Edition: 1994 (Revised)

Authors: Ann Charters, Allen Ginsberg

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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of poet and teacher Louis Ginsberg. In 1948, he received a B.A. degree from Columbia University. Ginsberg began writing poetry while still in school and first gained wide public recognition in 1956 with the long poem Howl. Howl has had a stormy history. When it was first recited at poetry readings, audiences cheered wildly. It was published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books and printed in England. Before the printed copies could be distributed, however they were seized by U.S. custom officials as obscene. After a famous court case in which the poem was found not to be obscene, the work sold rapidly and Ginsberg's…