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Reality Sandwiches: 1953-1960 (City Lights Pocket Poets Series) Paperback – January 1, 2001


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  • Series: City Lights Pocket Poets Series
  • Paperback: 98 pages
  • Publisher: City Lights Publishers (January 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872860213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872860216
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 4.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #814,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Allen Ginsberg is also the author of Howl and Other Poems, which was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956.

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Allen Ginsberg was born in 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, a son of Naomi Ginsberg and lyric poet Louis Ginsberg. In 1956 he published his signal poem, Howl, one of the most widely read and translated poems of the century. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, awarded the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French minister of culture in 1993, and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute, the first accredited Buddhist college in the Western world, Allen Ginsberg died on April 5, 1997.

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The early Ginsberg ramping up, exercising his voice and taking off with flowing breathe and acute observations, allowing poetry to become fleshy experience bursting false realities.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "ineedmoney" on June 21, 2001
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In Allen Ginsberg's book "Reality Sandwiches" Allen takes you into his world of poetry when the beat generation was at it's peak. Ginsberg is one of the all time greatest poets of all time and this shine's clear in Reality Sandwiches. It's a must read if you love or admire, or are curious about the culture of the beat generation.
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