Allen Ginsberg: A Biography by Barry Miles [1990 TRADE PAPERBACK]

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Allen Ginsberg: A Biography by Barry Miles


Trade paperback in excellent condition.   Light shelf wear to cover and tanning to pages.  

This biography records the rise to fame and the search for love by the poet from Paterson, N.J. Son of a teacher-poet and his demented wife, Alan Ginsberg was accustomed from childhood to crazed and eccentric behavior. In his student days he began using drugs to widen his consciousness and systematically explore his mind. Miles, a British writer, depicts the poet's soulmates and bedmates Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and Peter Orlovsky, his gurus Chogyam Trungpa and Timothy Leary. Describing his world travels, mantra-chanting, meditation, musical compositions and achievements as a photographer, Miles traces Ginsberg's development into a member of the establishment--"the most famous living poet on earth," the "loudest and most influential voice" among poets of his generation.