Book shows light use to page ends, front board just a hair concave along the vertical axis, light wear/fading to edges, corners, though all corners are sharp. Text/interior clean and free of marking of any kind. Signed on title page, dated 4//23/85 "AH . London" Dust jacket is bright, with a 1/4" tear lower back corner, very light edge wear, quite clean all around. Stated "First Edition." Comes with two flyers: one from NAROPA re a panel discussion with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman and William Burroughs (1986) and two others for an evening with A.G. at two venues in England. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Herein author has assembled all of his poetry books published to date rearranged in straight chronological order to compose an autobiography.
Review: Tortured by the paranoia and mental illness of his immigrant mother, and by his own homosexuality in a society that was homophobic, Allen Ginsberg's early work was as much a measure of his self-loathing as his detestation of social hypocrisy and injustice. His poems reached depths of humiliation and shame that presaged a mental breakdown, followed by recovery with the help of Buddhist philosophy. Ginsberg's political commitment was fired by his involvement with Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder and others in the Beat movement, a poetry of social protest that refused perceived elitist boundaries. Despite a tendency toward propaganda, Ginsberg's best poetry is infused with satiric comedy and cheerful self-parody, and is most readily appreciated when read aloud.
Title: Collected Poems 1947-1980
Publisher: Harper & Row
Publication Date: 1984
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0060153415I3N00
Book Description Harper & Row. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2967885416
Book Description Harper & Row, 1984. Condition: Fair. 1st. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP81582531
Book Description Harper & Row, 1984. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9701418
Book Description Harper & Row, 1984. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP25788524
Book Description Harper & Row 1984-01-01, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. 0060153415 Some light wear to book and dustjacket. Seller Inventory # JANUARY-21-THRFT-22894-NB
Book Description Harper & Row, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # mon0000729524
Book Description Harper & Row, 1984. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0060153415-2-4
Book Description Harper & Row, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_245374936
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. presumed first edition. Book in good condition. No dj. Tight with some evidence it has been read or thumbed through. Number line 2-88. extra postage may be required because of weight and size. Seller Inventory # 000363