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South American Journals: January–July 1960

Copious and valuable source material provide students and scholars with noteworthy and new information about the poet. Those interested in the relationship between Eros and Thanatos in Ginsberg’s life and work will be especially rewarded.

Iron Curtain Journals: January-May 1965

Documenting the growth of Ginsberg's international reputation as poet and activist, this book should appeal to the poet's devotees, particularly graduate students and researchers.

The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats

Along with Morgan's earlier work, The Typewriter Is Holy: The Complete, Uncensored History of the Beat Generation, this firsthand account from the movement's chief spokesman will be essential reading for anyone interested in the subject. [See Prepub Alert, 10/31/16; "Editors' Spring Picks," LJ 2/15/17, p. 23.]

Wait Till I'm Dead: Uncollected Poems

Together with the editor's informative notes, this volume not only complements its larger predecessor but similarly offers an impressionistic microhistory of the 20th-century American counterculture, its restless consciousness and broad emotional register filtered through the unbridled visions of one of its most outspoken icons. Ginsberg fans and scholars alike will appreciate the wealth of new material included. [See Prepub Alert 8/3/15.]

The Essential Ginsberg

An essential starting point for any reader encountering the artist's still-controversial work for the very first time.

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