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Collected Poems, 1947-1980


"Ginsberg is both tragic and dynamic, a lyrical genius, con-man extraordinaire and probably the single greatest influence on American poetical voice since Walt Whitman."--Bob Dylan...

Title:Collected Poems, 1947-1980
Edition Language:English
Format Type:paper
Number of Pages:864 pages

    Collected Poems, 1947-1980 Reviews

  • David Self
    Jan 25, 2014

    I am still re-reading and savoring the book that when found in my locker in military boot camp (1965), got me called before the base commander and almost tossed out of the service. The questions: My p...

  • R.
    Sep 20, 2007

    My copy still retains two book marks, commemorating the era in which I read this...1. A postcard from Skagit Valley Bulb Farm, with the message, "How about a balloon ride? I think it would be fun!"2. ...

  • Chris
    May 16, 2011

    When he’s not writing about big cocks and homosexual exploits while stoned out of his mind, Allen Ginsberg’s surreal poetry is as enchanting as magical cake. Cross-country traveler, all-encompassi...

  • Maryam Sabbaghi
    May 15, 2015

    یک روزی آدم های مهمی می شوند. نسلِ بیت را می گویم. یک روزی می رسد که از بستر الکل و دودی که از آن بیدار شدند، آثار ...

  • Richard Epstein
    Dec 21, 2013

    Warning. This book is full of poems by Allen Ginsberg. ...

  • Amy
    Jun 05, 2010

    Forget me not!One of the first pictures I saw of Allen Ginsberg was in this red Collected Poems; it’s 1978, and he’s meditating with his companion Peter Orlovsky on the tracks in front of an oncom...

  • Dale
    May 13, 2008

    I'm biased, so take this as you will, but Ginsberg, like his idol Whitman before him, has written some of the absolutely most ambitious poetry of the 20th century. He has the ability to capture the vi...

  • Tyler Auton
    Apr 10, 2010

    What is there to really say! The book is almost a complete collection of Ginsberg. You can trace his genius from a young age to an old age: it shows the development of his mind. Overall Ginsberg is po...

  • Eric
    Aug 29, 2008

    My off the top of my dome poem/review to Allen about his book of poemsAllen, I know that in between time life and space you are a genius and allSo I hope you're open to this mortal's notePoems are not...

  • Tyler Midkiff
    Jan 09, 2013

    Wonderful. One of the best poets in the modern age. This is the best collection of his work I have yet to see. If anyone is beginning to get into Ginsberg, this is the book for you!...