Film, Video Allen Ginsberg Reads His Poetry Allen Ginsberg

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Title

  • Allen Ginsberg Reads His Poetry

Other Title

  • Allen Ginsberg

Summary

  • Allen Ginsberg discusses his work and the poets who influenced him, including Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams. Born in Newark, NJ in 1926, Ginsberg became a major figure in American poetry in the late 1950s after his book, Howl and Other Poems, was published. Along with his friends William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac, Ginsberg was part the Beat Movement. In the 1960s and 1970s, he studied under gurus and Zen masters and co-founded and directed the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Colorado. He later became a distinguished professor at Brooklyn College. By that time, Howl had been translated into 22 languages. Ginsberg died in New York City in 1997.

Contributor Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1988-04-29.

Subject Headings

  • -  Literature
  • -  Performing Arts, Music
  • -  Poetry

Notes

  • -  Allen Ginsburg.
  • -  Recorded on 1988-04-29.
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Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021687662

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Poetry And Literature Center. Allen Ginsberg Reads His Poetry. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-29, 1988. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687662/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Poetry And Literature Center, S. B. (1988) Allen Ginsberg Reads His Poetry. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-29. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687662/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Poetry And Literature Center. Allen Ginsberg Reads His Poetry. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-29, 1988. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687662/>.