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Big SurPenguin Books - Penguin Books. Only nature seems to restore him to a sense of balance. In the words of allen ginsberg, Big Sur "reveals consciousness in all its syntactic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion. Penguin Books. A poignant masterpiece of wrenching personal expression from the author of on the road and The Dharma BumsIn this 1962 novel, Kerouac's alter ego Jack Duluoz, overwhelmed by success and excess, gravitates back and forth between wild binges in San Francisco and an isolated cabin on the California coast where he attempts to renew his spirit and clear his head of madness and alcohol.
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This ruling allowed for the publication of HOWL and exonerated the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who faced jail time and a fine 50 years ago for publishing 'HOWL. Pacifica. Orgallen ginsberg was born june 3, the son of naomi ginsberg, lyric poet and schoolteacher, and Louis Ginsberg, Russian émigré, 1926, in Paterson, New Jersey.
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Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness New Directions PaperbookNew Directions - Solitudes crowded with loneliness contains odes to charles Mingus, and Albert Camus as well as love lyrics, Hart Crane, political rants, "Prison Poems, Ray Charles, " and the prose meditation "Second April. Penguin Books. Penguin Books. Published in 1965, solitudes crowded with loneliness assembles ten years' work of Bob Kaufman, celebrated in San Francisco as the original Beat and in France as "the American Rimbaud.
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