Visionary poet Allen Ginsberg was one of the most influential cultural and
literary figures of the 20th century, his face and political causes
familiar to millions who had never even read his poetry. And yet he is a
figure that remains little understood, especially how a troubled young man
became one of the intellectual and artistic giants of the postwar era. He
never published an autobiography or memoirs, believing that his body of
work should suffice. The Essential Ginsberg attempts a more intimate and
rounded portrait of this iconic poet by bringing together for the first
time his most memorable poetry but also journals, music, photographs and
letters, much of it never before published.

Allen Ginsberg—The Essential Ginsberg

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