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The Resource I greet you at the beginning of a great career : the selected correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955-1997, Edited by Bill Morgan

I greet you at the beginning of a great career : the selected correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955-1997, Edited by Bill Morgan

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I greet you at the beginning of a great career : the selected correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955-1997
Title
I greet you at the beginning of a great career
Title remainder
the selected correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955-1997
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Edited by Bill Morgan
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1969, Allen Ginsberg wrote to his friend, fellow poet, and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Alas, telephone destroys letters!" Fortunately, however, by then the two had already exchanged a treasure trove of personal correspondence, and more than any other documents, their letters-intimate, opinionated, and action-packed-reveal the true nature of their lifelong friendship and creative relationship. Collected here for the first time, they offer an intimate view into the range of artistic vision and complementary sensibilities that fueled the genius of their literary collaborations.Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg were two of the twentieth century's most influential literary rebels, and their correspondence documents a time when both were rising to the peak of their notoriety and international fame, traveling, writing, publishing, and performing their poetry during times of unprecedented social and cultural experimentation and upheaval. Ferlinghetti was Ginsberg's publisher and editor, and the correspondence begins with a telegram from Lawrence after hearing Allen's legendary reading of "Howl" at the Six Gallery: "I greet you at the beginning of a great career. When do I get the manuscript?"The majority of the letters collected here have never before been published, and they span the period from 1955 until Ginsberg's death in 1997. Facsimiles and photographs enhance the collection, an evocative portrait of an inspiring and enduring relationship.Lawrence Ferlinghetti is an internationally renowned poet, painter, publisher, and founder of City Lights Books.Allen Ginsberg was a leading member of the Beat Generation and an award-winning poet best known as the author of Howl & Other Poems, among many other works"--
  • "Ginsberg's very first book, Howl And Other Poems was published by Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books in 1956 and it was followed by a dozen more before Allen's death in 1997. More than any other documents, the letters between these two literary giants -- intimate, opinionated, and action-packed -- reveal the true nature of their author-editor relationship, and their lifelong friendship"--
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contains biographical information
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Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.E557
LC item number
Z48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1926-1997
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Morgan, Bill
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Poets, American
  • Authors and publishers
  • Publishers and publishing
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Letters
  • Authors and publishers
  • Poets, American
  • Publishers and publishing
  • United States
Label
I greet you at the beginning of a great career : the selected correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955-1997, Edited by Bill Morgan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 284 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780872866782
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2015004113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn892163717
  • (OCoLC)892163717
Label
I greet you at the beginning of a great career : the selected correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955-1997, Edited by Bill Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 284 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780872866782
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2015004113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn892163717
  • (OCoLC)892163717

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