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Allen Ginsberg

Poet (3-Jun-1926 — 5-Apr-1997)


Gordon Ball (editor). Allen Ginsberg Journals: Early Fifties Early Sixties. New York: Grove Press. 1977. 302pp.

Graham Caveney. Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg. New York: Broadway Books. 1999. 216pp.

J. W. Ehlrich (editor). Howl of the Censor: The Four Letter Word on Trial: Containing the Poem of Controversy Howl by Allen Ginsberg. San Carlos, CA: Nourse. 1961. 144pp. Written by one of Ferlinghetti's attorneys.

Barry Gifford (editor). As Ever: The Collected Correspondence of Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady. Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Company. 1977. 228pp.

Lewis Hyde. On the Poetry of Allen Ginsberg. University of Michigan Press. 1987. 462pp.

Jane Kramer. Allen Ginsberg in America. New York: Random House. 1969. 202pp.

Michell P. Kraus. Allen Ginsberg: An Annotated Bibliography, 1969-1977. The Scarecrow Press. 1980. 328pp.

John Lardas. The Bop Apocalypse: The Religious Visions of Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs. University of Illinois Press. 2000. 316pp.

Thomas Merrill. Allen Ginsberg. Twayne. 1969. Also a revised edition published in 1988.

Barry Miles. Ginsberg: A Biography. Simon & Shuster. 1989. 588pp.

Barry Miles. The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs and Corso in Paris, 1957-1963. New York: Grove Press. 2000. 294pp.

Bill Morgan (editor). The Works of Allen Ginsberg, 1941-1994: A Descriptive Bibliography. Greenwood Press. 1995. 480pp.

Bill Morgan. The Response to Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1994: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1996. 528pp.

Eric Mottram. Allen Ginsberg in the Sixties. Brighton, England: Unicorn Bookshop. 1972. 26pp.

Norman Podhoretz. Ex-Friends: Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel & Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press. 1999. 244pp.

Paul Cornel Portuges. The Visionary Poetics of Allen Ginsberg. Santa Barbara: Ross-Erikson. 1978. 181pp.

Jonah Raskin. American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and the Making of the Beat Generation. University of California Press. 2004. 324pp.

Michael Schumacher. Dharma Lion: A Critical Biography of Allen Ginsberg. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1992. 769pp.

Peter O. Whitmer; Bruce Van Wyngarden. Aquarius Revisited: Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture That Changed America. New York: Macmillan. 1987. 260pp. The seven are: William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer, Tom Robbins, and Hunter S. Thompson.


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  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.444)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.271)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.256)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.591)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.401)

  13. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.97)

  14. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.100)

  15. Current Biography, 1970 Yearbook (pp.151-54)

  16. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.283)

  17. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.194)

  18. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.189)

  19. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.86)

  20. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.554-56)

  21. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.400)

  22. Who's Who in World Jewry 1965 (p.310)

  23. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.274)

  24. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.198)

  25. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.203)

  26. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.239)

  27. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.116)

  28. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.6)

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