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  1. Beskrivelse

    Digtet Howl af den amerikanske Allen Ginsberg er nok det mest berømte værk fra Beat-generationen sammen med Jack Kerouacs "On the Road". "Howl and Other Poems" er et tyndt bind af hjertegribende og dyster poesi, der med sin hypnotiserende rytme og groteske fortællinger om beat-generationens samtid, både er svær fuldt ud at forstå og svær at ligge fra sig.

    "Howl and Other Poems" blev oprindeligt udgivet i 1956, hvilket resulterede i en spektakulær retssag, hvor digtbogen blev anklaget for at være uanstændig. En række digtere og professorer lykkedes dog i at overbevise retten om at bogen ikke var obskøn.

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  2. Yderligere info
    Udgivelsesdato:
    01-01-2001
    Sprog:
    Engelsk
    ISBN13:
    9780872860179
    Sidetal:
    57
    Vægt:
    71 g
    Højde:
    5 mm
    Bredde:
    125 mm
    Længde:
    158 mm
    Nummer i serien:
    4
    Mærkat:
    Bog, paperback
    Format:
    Paperback
    • SAXO's beskrivelse

      "Howl and Other Poems", indeholder Allen Ginsbergs historiske og kontroversielle digte, der førte til retssager da den udkom i 1956.

      Udgiveren af digtene blev truet med bøder og fængsel, men en storslået retssag, hvor professorer og kunstnere argumenterede for værkets værdi, endte med at redde bogen. Digtene beskriver Ginsbergs frustration og undertrykthed og er fortalt med en intens vrede, der transformerede den indelukkede boheme til sin generations stemme.

      "Howl and Other Poems" markerede et vendepunkt inden for den amerikanske lovgivning om blufærdighed og lagde grundstenen for beat generationen og dens lyrik.

    • Forlagets beskrivelse

      Originally published in 1956, this poem was subsequently seized by US customs and the San Francisco police. It was the subject of a long court trial at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene.

    • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

      Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the Fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trail at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene. Howl & Other Poems is the single most influential poetic work of the post-World War II era, with over 1,000,000 copies now in print. "Howl was Allen's metamorphosis from quiet, brilliant, burning bohemian scholar trapped by his flames and repressions to epic vocal bard."--Michael McClure "It is the poet, Allen Ginsberg, who has gone, in his own body, through the horrifying experiences described from life in these pages." --William Carlos Williams "At the height of his bardic powers, Allen Ginsberg could terrify the authorities with the mere utterance of the syllable "om" as he led street throngs of citizens protesting the Vietnam War. Ginsberg reigned as the raucous poet of American hippiedom and as a literary pioneer whose freewheeling masterwork "Howl" prevailed against government censorship in a landmark obscenity trial 50 years ago."-- New York Times "Fifty years ago, on October 3, Judge Clayton Horn ruled that Allen Ginsberg's great epic Beat-era poem HOWL was not obscene but instead, a work of literary and social merit. This ruling allowed for the publication of HOWL and exonerated the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who faced jail time and a fine 50 years ago for publishing 'HOWL.'" -- Pacifica.org Allen Ginsberg was born June 3, 1926, the son of Naomi Ginsberg, Russian emigre, and Louis Ginsberg, lyric poet and schoolteacher, in Paterson, New Jersey. To these facts Ginsberg adds: "High school in Paterson till 17, Columbia College, merchant marine, Texas and Denver copyboy, Times Square, amigos in jail, dishwashing, book reviews, Mexico City, market research, Satori in Harlem, Yucatan and Chiapas 1954, West Coast 3 years. Later Arctic Sea trip, Tangier, Venice, Amsterdam, Paris, read at Oxford Harvard Columbia Chicago, quit, wrote Kaddish 1959, made tape to leave behind & fade in Orient awhile. Carl Solomon to whom Howl is addressed, is a intuitive Bronx dadaist and prose-poet."

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