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Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

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ISBN-10: 1560259604

ISBN-13: 9781560259602

Edition: Movie Tie-In 

Authors: Dito Montiel, Allen Ginsberg, Bruce Weber

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As far back as i can remember ... i can remember manhattan. Orlandito Dito Montiel, son of Orlando, a Nicaraguan immigrant, and an Irish mother, grew wild in the streets of Astoria, Queens, pulling pranks for Greek and Italian gangsters and confessing at the church of the Immaculate Conception, gobbling hits of purple mescaline and Old English, sneaking into Times Square whore housesKids from nowhere going nowhere. At 14 Dito watched as his best friend and surrogate older brother, Antonio, beat another kid to death with a baseball bat during a gang fight. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is the quintessentially American story of a young mans hunger for experience, his dawning awareness of…    
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
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…