Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg


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  • Penguin
  • 2013
  • ISBN 9780141976464
  • 128 pages
  • Paperback
  • 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.7 cm

Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse.  This volume brings together the poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counter-culture.  They include the apocalyptic ‘Howl’, which became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956; the moving lament for his dead mother, ‘Kaddish’; the searing indictment of his homeland, ‘America’; and the confessional ‘Mescaline’.  Dark, ecstatic and rhapsodic, they show why Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.