Cover of: I celebrate myself | Morgan, Bill

I celebrate myself

the somewhat private life of Allen Ginsberg

Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Allen Ginsberg was America's most influential poet since World War II, in the vanguard of every popular movement of that time, from the emergence of the Beat generation to the countercultural revolution to the interest in Eastern spirituality. In this new biography, the first since the poet's death in 1997, Bill Morgan offers a revealing portrait of a complicated and flamboyant character. He examines Ginsberg's life and his impact on society from many different angles: his political views, his battles with censorship, and his approach to drugs. He also provides a more accurate picture than previously told of Ginsberg's search for love (including his complex relationship with his lifelong partner, Peter Orlovsky) and of his involvement with Tibetan Buddhism. He also lists the titles of Ginsberg's poems in the margins so that the reader can see exactly what he was writing at any point in his life.--From publisher description.

About the Edition

Allen Ginsberg was America's most influential poet since World War II, in the vanguard of every popular movement of that time, from the emergence of the Beat generation to the countercultural revolution to the interest in Eastern spirituality. In this new biography, the first since the poet's death in 1997, Bill Morgan offers a revealing portrait of a complicated and flamboyant character. He examines Ginsberg's life and his impact on society from many different angles: his political views, his battles with censorship, and his approach to drugs. He also provides a more accurate picture than previously told of Ginsberg's search for love (including his complex relationship with his lifelong partner, Peter Orlovsky) and of his involvement with Tibetan Buddhism. He also lists the titles of Ginsberg's poems in the margins so that the reader can see exactly what he was writing at any point in his life.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

1895-1926 : before the beginning : parents
1926 : birth
1930-39
1940-49
1950-59
1960-69
1970-79
1980-89
1990-97.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [673]-678) and index.

Also issued online.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
811/.54, B
Library of Congress
PS3513.I74 Z748 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 702 p. :
Number of pages
702

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24767379M
Internet Archive
icelebratemyself00morg
ISBN 10
0670037966
ISBN 13
9780670037964
LC Control Number
2006050045
OCLC/WorldCat
70630653
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