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by Louis Ginsberg,Michael Schumacher,Allen Ginsberg

eBook Family Business: Two Lives in Letters and Poetry ePub
Author: Louis Ginsberg,Michael Schumacher,Allen Ginsberg
Language: English
ISBN: 1582341079
ISBN13: 978-1582341071
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition (September 22, 2001)
Pages: 452
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 737
Formats: lrf lit lit rtf
ePub file: 1886 kb
Fb2 file: 1554 kb

From Publishers Weekly: This volume behind the clunky title and unkindly high price presents some of the most astonishing correspondence in American literature. Throughout his adult life, poet and cultural icon Allen Ginsberg exchanged regular letters with his father, Louis, himself a moderately successful lyric poet.

Family Business: Selected Letters Between a Father and Son, Allen and Louis Ginsberg (1944-1976), Michael Schumacher (e.

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 – 5 April 1997) was an American Beat poet born in Newark, New Jersey. He was a central figure among Beat Generation writers. Ginsberg is best known for "Howl", a long poem about consumer society's negative human values. Family Business: Selected Letters Between a Father and Son, Allen and Louis Ginsberg (1944-1976), Michael Schumacher (e. (2001), Bloomsbury Publishing NY, ISBN 1582341079, p. 21. Misattributed. 1. You can't win. 2. You can't break even.

Allen Ginsberg wrote the introduction to this book.

Find nearly any book by Louis Ginsberg. by Allen Ginsberg, Louis Ginsberg. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9781582341071 (978-1-58234-107-1) Hardcover, Bloomsbury USA, 2001. Find signed collectible books: 'Family Business: Two Lives in Letters and Poetry'. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. com has become a leading book price comparison site

Ginsberg’s early life was marked by his mother’s psychological troubles . Ginsberg first came to public attention in 1956 with the publication of Howl and Other Poems. A major theme in Ginsberg’s life and poetry was politics.

Ginsberg’s early life was marked by his mother’s psychological troubles, including a series of nervous breakdowns. In 1943, while studying at Columbia University, Ginsberg befriended William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, and the trio later established themselves as pivotal figures in the Beat Movement. Howl, a long-lined poem in the tradition of Walt Whitman, is an outcry of rage and despair against a destructive, abusive society. Morgan, Bill (2006).

Allen Ginsberg wrote the introduction to this book Microscope. I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg.

Allen Ginsberg is our magnanimous mountain, generous .

Allen Ginsberg is our magnanimous mountain, generous giant of living American poetry. He deserves a book as expansive and embracing as this. -John Tytell, author of Naked Angels: The Lives and Literature of the Beat Generation. Schumacher goes over the events in Ginsberg’s life with an intelligence that bonds us to the emotionally battered poet. He lives in Wisconsin.

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997; Ginsberg, Louis, 1895-1976; Schumacher, Michael, 1950-. Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997, Ginsberg, Louis, 1895-1976, Poets, American, Fathers and sons. New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by St. Martin's Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on January 11, 2012. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

1926 - 1997/Male/American Irwin Allen Ginsberg was a Beat Generation poet opposing . So I will build: wife, family, and seek for neighbors It's always telling me about responsibility. Business- men are serious. Movie producers are serious. Everybody's serious but me.

1926 - 1997/Male/American Irwin Allen Ginsberg was a Beat Generation poet opposing militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression. Popular A-Z. Allen Ginsberg. So I will build: wife, family, and seek for neighbors. Or I perish of lonesomeness or want of food or lightning or the bear (must tame the hart and wear the bear). And maybe make an image of my wandering, a little image-shrine by the roadside to signify to traveler that I live here in the wilderness awake and at home. It's always telling me about responsibility.

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Allen Ginsberg (author), Louis Ginsberg (author), Michael Schumacher (author of introduction). Family Business" is not only a personal glimpse into the life of one of the great US poets, but also the moving story of a relationship between a father and a son set against the turbulent world of postwar America. As a literary portrait of a father and son, little can match the eloquence and honesty of this collection of letters, written between the years 1944 and 1976.

A touching look into the heart and family of one of America's greatest poets.

As a literary portrait of a father and son, little can match the eloquence and honesty of this collection of letters, written between the years 1944 and 1976. The illuminating correspondence between Allen Ginsberg and his father, Louis, begins when Allen is a precocious, rebellious college student and charts his ascension as a revolutionary icon in poetry. Their letters are filled with affection, respect, and a healthy dose of argumentative zeal-they debate every major political and artistic issue that faced America in over three decades of extraordinary change.

Their correspondence also reveals the defining moments that shaped Allen's art-his experimentation with LSD, his various love affairs and obsessions, his travels around the globe. We see, from this unique perspective, the crucial process of a poet's widening experience of the world, and how these experiences are translated into his art.

Family Business is not only a personal glimpse into one of our great poets, but also a very moving story of a relationship between a father and a son set against the turbulent world of postwar America.

Quendant
This is a compelling story of the relationship between a highschool English teacher and his poet son. It takes on special meaning if you're familiar with the poetry of Allen Ginsberg beyond his famous poem "Howl" In the interest of full disclosure, I must confess that this book had special meaning for me since Allen Ginsberg's father Louis was my high school English teacher at Central High School in Paterson, New Jersey. I think everyone has a teach that was memorable and that teacher for me was Louis Ginsberg. His son, Allen was several years older than me so I never knew him and "Howl" had not yet surfaced when I was in high school. During my senior year of high school, Louis Ginsberg tried to interest me in becoming an English teacher. He even offered to sponsor me knowing that money was a problem. I didn't take him up on it but I will always remember him fondly and credit him with teaching me to love reading. After reading "Family Business" I now understand the preasure he was under in dealing with a diffucult son. But I also understand how much they loved and respected each other. Louis Ginsberg, who also wrote poetry, was a huge influence on his brilliant son. This book is a treasure and will be appreciated by any parent, lover of learning and poetry.
Cozius
Allen Ginsberg used to joke that poetry was "the family business." These letters between the late author of "Howl" and his poet-father, Louis, are more than a series of poignant exchanges between conservative father and Beat son. They comprise a 30-year conversation between conflicting ideas of the role of poetic tradition in making sense of the difficult world. Allen calls for a "full-scale revolution" in poetry, while Louis - a philosophically minded punster who wrote in rhymed couplets - coyly observes that Allen's comrades seem to think they have "invented honesty."
As the landmark events of the 20th Century unfold around them (the Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam War, and explosive confrontations in the Middle East), they strive to find a common ground in their craft. The elder Ginsberg's tolerance is tested by his son's rebellion. Louis instructs Allen to "exorcise" his muse Neal Cassady as a destructive influence, and he's outraged when his son's longtime companion, Peter Orlovsky, is listed as Allen's "spouse" in Who's Who. Along the way, Allen's fame as the bearded paterfamilias of the flower-power generation grows, and he becomes the most trusted critic of his father's work. Louis comes to recognize that poems like his son's "Kaddish" - a shockingly frank portrayal of Allen's mother Naomi - pointed the way to the future of the art.
Poet Louis Untermeyer once remarked to Louis, "You are good for Allen, and he is good for you." Tracing their journey toward a shared conviction that poetry has the power to change history makes Family Business important reading for us all.
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