Howl: And Other Poems
Publish date: 1959
Publisher: City Lights Books
Pages no: 57
Edition language: English
, 20th Century
, Banned Books
The history of this is interesting but the content was not. Between the dedication and intro I was already ready to toss this book. So much white male privilege. Gag.
My first post on BookLikes, how exciting! I've turned to poetry in a big way recently, but I still feel unequipped to talk about poetry with the same sophistication and background as other appreciators, but here is my take anyway. Howl is, of course, Ginsberg's most famous work and generally known...
I loved Howl and Song but wasn't too keen on the rest of it...it didn't detract from my giving this short collection 5 stars though. I needed the frantic pace this book set and the sentiment really echoed with what i'm going through in my own life.
Obviously, "Howl" dominates this collection. In length as well as notoriety. The first section is a testament to what can be done with words. The third section is also good stuff. Though the second section is less impressive. But it's a 4 1/2 star poem, even by my harsh standards."A Supermarket in ...
beat poetry is not for me