Huge Dreams
Huge Dreams
San Francisco and Beat Poems


Huge Dreams republishes two books, out of print for thirty years, which together are a cornerstone of the Beat movement--The New Book/A Book of Torture and Star. Both were influential in expanding poetry into a larger world--the West Coast Beat phenomena, which focused on nature, the environment, antiwar activities, individual anarchism, Zen Buddhism, jazz, and a kind of romantic mystical thought. With these books Michael McClure brought an animal energy and a knowledge of art and physical human nature that was new to the scene.

The New Book/A Book of Torture was written spontaneously while McClure was in a "dark night of the soul" brought on by psychedelics. A single long poem of experience and exploration, it offers the means of liberation from the darkness it examines. Star is a wide-ranging book of chalice seeking, spiritual discovery, and political protest, grounded in the emotions and sensations of eros and play.

Title Huge Dreams
Subtitle San Francisco and Beat Poems
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 01 May 1999
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 208 p.
ISBN-10 0140589171
ISBN-13 9780140589177
Publication Date 01 May 1999
Main content page count 208
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.00
 


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