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The Resource A blue hand : the Beats in India, Deborah Baker

A blue hand : the Beats in India, Deborah Baker

Label
A blue hand : the Beats in India
Title
A blue hand
Title remainder
the Beats in India
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Baker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1961, Allen Ginsberg left New York by boat for Bombay, India. He brought with him his troubled lover, Peter Orlovsky, and a plan to meet up with poets Gary Snyder and Joanne Kyger. He left behind not only fellow Beats Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, and William Burroughs, but also the relentless notoriety that followed the publication of Howl, the epic work that branded him the voice of a generation." "Drawing from extensive research in India, undiscovered letters, journals, and memoirs, acclaimed biographer Deborah Baker has woven a many-layered literary mystery out of Ginsberg's odyssey. A Blue Hand follows him and his companions as they travel from the ashrams of the Himalayan foothills to Delhi opium dens and the burning pyres of Benares. They encounter an India of charlatans and saints, a country of spectacular beauty and spiritual promise and of devastating poverty and political unease. In Calcutta, Ginsberg discovers a circle of hungry young writers whose outrageousness and genius are uncannily reminiscent of his own past. Finally, Ginsberg searches for Hope Savage, the mysterious and beautiful girl whose path, before she disappeared, had crossed his own in Greenwich Village, San Francisco, and Paris." "In their restless, comic, and oft-times tortured search for meaning, the Beats looked to India for answers while India looked to the West. A Blue Hand is the story of their search for God, for love, and for peace in the shadow of the atomic bomb. It is also a story of India - its gods and its poets, its politics, and its place in the American imagination."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Deborah
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3513.I74
LC item number
Z57 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ginsberg, Allen
Label
A blue hand : the Beats in India, Deborah Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-242)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
156975405
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781594201585
Lccn
2007030500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)156975405
Label
A blue hand : the Beats in India, Deborah Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-242)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
156975405
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781594201585
Lccn
2007030500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)156975405

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