The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice
The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice
First Journals and Poems: 1937-1952
Allen Ginsberg, Juanita Lieberman-Plimpton, Bill Morgan



Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) kept a journal his entire life, beginning at the age of eleven. In these first journals the most important and formative years of the poet’s storied life are captured, his inner thoughts detailed in what the San Francisco Chronicle calls a “vivid first-person account...Ginsberg’s unmistakable voice coming into its own for the first time.” Ginsberg’s journals-so candid he insisted they be published only after his death-document his complex, fascinating relationships with such figures of Beat lore as Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, and reveal a growing self-awareness about himself, his sexuality, and his identity as a poet. Illustrated with never-before-seen photos and bolstered by an appendix of his earliest poems, The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice is a major literary event.

Title The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice
Subtitle First Journals and Poems: 1937-1952
Authors Allen Ginsberg, Juanita Lieberman-Plimpton, Bill Morgan
Publisher Da Capo Press
Title First Published 04 February 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 544 p.
ISBN-10 0306815621
ISBN-13 9780306815621
Publication Date 04 February 2008
Main content page count 544
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.50
 


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