Monday, June 14, 2010

Howl



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Howl, by Allen Ginsberg. Original draft facsimile, transcript & variant versions, fully annotated by author, with contemporaneous correspondence, account of first public reading, legal skirmishes, precursor texts & bibliography. Edited by Barry Miles. Harper & Row, Publishers, New York (1986). 194 pages. Gift from Gerry Boyd.


Update:
In the Forum: fifty percent of nothing.

13 comments:

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

interessant....

William Michaelian said...

Yes... hungry minds keep art alive
we’re not here just to live, but to howl
the art is knowing how....

awyn said...

Knowing,
howl!

The art is in the how.

Yes.

Zaina Anwar said...

What an absolutely delicious treat!. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Janice said...

William, "Howl" should be read in a low lit, smoke filled room in a basement coffee house, hidden somewhere deep in the city streets of New York or Chicago. It is a reading right out of an era I was fortunate to see and grow up in "the beat generation better known as the beatnik generation"!

What a wonderful gift you received...

Conrad DiDiodato said...

A great poem from a great poet!

Love awyn's reply, too

Stickup Artist said...

Another gem has found it's way to orbit your sphere I see. What a voice. What a great title which says it all. This voice resonates ever more stronger as time goes by exposing the underbelly of a varnished surface story.

all ways 11 o'clock said...

William, You have received a wonderful gift from Mr Gerry Boyd.
Bravo!

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Annie. My turn to say Yes.

You’re quite welcome, Zaina. And I’m enjoying your blogs. Links are in the sidebar.

Janice, I’m lucky indeed. I wish there were basement coffee houses in Salem, but they’re all above ground. And smoking, of course, is prohibited. Sometimes I feel like I’m on the wrong planet.

Conrad, as do I. Glad you dropped by to catch a glimpse of the book.

Stickup Artist, well said. And I’ve linked to you as well. Your newest entry is magic, especially the cemetery photo and those three near the end.

Thanks, Robert. I still marvel at the pile of books he sent. This is only the beginning....

RUDHI - Chance said...

I got a german faksimile-publication of that POT HOWLing steamer...

William Michaelian said...

You do? I would like to see that!

RUDHI - Chance said...

YEP, I have sent you a prove-photo of my Nr.580/700 HOWL...

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Rudhi! I’m looking at Geheul now....