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Family Business: Two Lives in Letters and Poetry
Family Business: Two Lives in Letters and Poetry by Allen Ginsberg, Louis Ginsberg 1582341079 9781582341071
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Family Business: Two Lives in Letters and Poetry by Allen Ginsberg, Louis Ginsberg

A touching look into the heart and family of one of Americas greatest poets. As a literary portrait of a father and son, little can match the eloquence and honesty of this collection of letters, written between the years 1944 and 1976. The illuminating correspondence between Allen Ginsberg and his father, Louis, begins when Allen is a precocious, rebellious college student and charts his ascension as a revolutionary icon in poetry. Their letters are filled with affection, respect, and a healthy dose of argumentative zeal-they debate every major political and artistic issue that faced America in over three decades of extraordinary change. Their correspondence also reveals the defining moments that shaped Allens art-his experimentation with LSD, his various love affairs and obsessions, his travels around the globe. We see, from this unique perspective, the crucial process of a poets widening experience of the world, and how these experiences are translated into his art. Family Businessis not only a personal glimpse into one of our great poets, but also a very moving story of a relationship between a father and a son set against the turbulent world of postwar America.

Author: Allen Ginsberg, Louis Ginsberg

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 452

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 2001-09-22

Our Price: $4.19

ISBN: 1582341079

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Allen Ginsberg, Louis Ginsberg (Edition: 1) Hardcover

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