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Spontaneous Mind

Selected Interviews 1958-1996
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HarperCollins
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March, 2002
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9780060930820
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Banyen's Description: 

The interviews collected in this volume—chronologically arranged and in some cases previously unpublished—were conducted throughout Beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s career. Always a witty, engaging, and downright incandescent subject, Ginsberg considered the interview an art form as well as an opportunity to express his ideas. In these interviews from the late 1950s to the mid-1990s, he speaks candidly about his poetry, his literary loves and influences, his experimentation with drugs, and his personal life—revealing details of his sexual affairs with fellow Beats like Jack Kerouac and his longtime relationship with Peter Orlovsky. Spontaneous Mind takes us back into the numinous, blessedly candid orbit of this multigenerational icon—Allen Ginsberg became one of the most influential literary and cultural figures of our time.

Also available by Allen Ginsberg: Deliberate Prose: Selected Essays, 1952-1995 and Selected Poems 1947-1995.

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From his conversation with the conservative William F. Buckley on PBS to his testimony at the Chicago Seven trial to his passionate riffs on Cezanne, Blake, Whitman, and Pound, the interviews collected in Spontaneous Mind, chronologically arranged and in some cases previously unpublished, were conducted throughout Allen Ginsberg's long career. From the late 1950s to the mid-1990s, Ginsberg speaks frankly about his life, his work, and major events, allowing us to hear once again the impassioned voice of one of the most influential literary and cultural figures of our time.

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