New York: Broadway Books, 1999. 1st Edition. Small quarto, publisher's black textured paper-covered boards, spine stamped in orange, original illustrated dust jacket.
Illustrated biography of the life and career of legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, by acclaimed literary biographer Graham Caveney. Ginsberg’s poetry was charged with themes of opposition to militarism, anti-capitalism, and sexual freedom. In tandem with his politically and socially charged poetry, Ginsberg’s friendships with authors such as William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac put him at the center of the Beat movement of the late 1950s-early 1960s. He received a National Book Award in 1974 for his collection The Fall of America, as well as an induction into the American Academy and Institute of Art and Letters. Extensively illustrated with Ginsberg and his coterie; with a bibliography and index. Mild sunning to spine and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Near fine. Item #3829