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The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats (Penguin Modern Classics)

Book Specification

Binding Paperback
Language English
Number Of Pages 496
Author Allen Ginsberg
Publisher Penguin Classics
Isbn-10 0141399015
Isbn-13 9780141399010
Dimension 12.9*2.11*19.81

The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats (Penguin Modern Classics)

Allen Ginsberg's The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats (Penguin Modern Classics)

A unique History of the Beats, in the words of the movement's most central member, Allen Ginsberg, based on a seminal series of his lectures

In 1977, twenty years after the publication of his landmark poem 'Howl', Allen Ginsberg decided it was Time to teach a course on the Literary History of the Beat Generation - partly to preserve his own memories of those years. The Best Minds of My Generation presents the best of these candid, intimate and illuminating lectures, revealing Kerouac, Burroughs and the rest of the Beats as Ginsberg knew them: friends, confidantes, Literary mentors and fellow visionaries in a group who started a revolution.

'Marvellous ... spellbinding ... preserving intact the story of the Literary movement Ginsberg led, promoted and never ceased to embody' The New York Times Book Review

'An awesome exhaustive feat ... fascinatingly readable' Sunday Times

'Astonishingly intimate ... Full of penetrating insight and fascinating Literary gossip, the book is a major contribution to the core Beat canon ... situates the Beats in cultural History in a way that no other exploration of their Work does' San Francisco Chronicle

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