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THE VOICE OF THE POET Allen Ginsberg

by | Read by Allen Ginsberg

Poetry & Drama • 1 hr. • Unabridged • ©

Hearing Ginsberg is the way to know Ginsberg, the most well-known poet of the Beats. His questioning, analysis, and forgiveness of human frailty are fully heard as he calls out his indictments. Drunkenness! Ashcan rantings! Cigarettes in boxcars, boxcars, boxcars. To hear Ginsberg name emotions and experiences is a warm mosaic of poetic immersion. The lilting twang of the way he pronounces "love," the satisfied way he says "kabala" will make the cosmos vibrate at your feet. Ginsberg's poetry is about pronouncements, and this recording captures their joyful spirit. Ginsburg roars, chants, and recites with a bard's presence. R.F. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 04]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2004

CD ISBN 0739308025 $19.95 • One CDs

DD ISBN 0739308033 $11.95

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