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The Resource Iron Curtain journals : January-May 1965, Allen Ginsberg ; edited by Michael Schumacher

Iron Curtain journals : January-May 1965, Allen Ginsberg ; edited by Michael Schumacher

Label
Iron Curtain journals : January-May 1965
Title
Iron Curtain journals
Title remainder
January-May 1965
Statement of responsibility
Allen Ginsberg ; edited by Michael Schumacher
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1965, Ginsberg travels to Cuba, where ignoring all advice, he behaves in his usual wonderfully provocative way and is deported under armed guard to, of all places, Prague. This leads to a remarkable and moving journey through the Iron Curtain countries, to Russia (the land of his heritage), to Poland and the Warsaw ghetto and to Auschwitz. When he returns to Prague, he runs afoul of the government when local students crown him "The King of May" and tour him around in a flatbed truck. He's beaten in the streets a few days later, arrested, and deported yet again: this time to swinging England, where he hangs out with Bob Dylan, meets the Beatles, and helps stage a massive international poetry reading at the Royal Albert Hall (where William S. Burroughs is piped in long distance over the P.A.)"--
  • "A travel guide through one of the best minds of the Beat Generation--distinctly not destroyed by madness--Allen Ginsberg's journals are more tour de force than simple diaries, charting his poetry, political antics, and high-profile encounters behind the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War. Between jotting first drafts of well-known poems and composing others not seen until now, Ginsberg manages to get himself deported from Cuba--to, of all places, Prague, where he also eventually finds himself unwelcome. Meanwhile, in characteristically colorful fashion, he details his provocations and pranks, his encounters with other poets, curious citizens, and celebrities, and his pointed, often moving observations as he makes his way to Russia (land of his heritage), to Poland and the Warsaw Ghetto, and to Auschwitz. Running foul of the Czech government when he circles back to Prague, he is warned to keep a low profile but is instead crowned the King of May by students who ceremoniously parade him through the city in a flatbed truck. Ginsberg is beaten in the streets, arrested, and deported once again, this time to swinging England, where he arrives just in time to help stage a massive international poetry reading at the Royal Albert Hall. Ginsberg wrote of these experiences as only he could, summoning a time, a political and poetic landscape at once familiar and foreign, and a singular poet who in these pages--whether detailing his travels, describing his meetings with Russian poets, annotating his dreams, or giving graphic accounts of his sexual adventures--speaks with electrifying intelligence and insight across the years and the vagaries of culture." -- Publisher's description
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Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ginsberg, Allen
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3513.I74
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schumacher, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Poets, American
  • Cuba
  • Communist countries
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Notebooks
  • Poets, American
  • Travel
  • Communist countries
  • Cuba
  • Sozialistische Staaten
Label
Iron Curtain journals : January-May 1965, Allen Ginsberg ; edited by Michael Schumacher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cuba -- Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union -- Poland -- Czechoslovakia and England
Control code
1031153373
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780816699605
Lccn
2018016684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028738083
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031153373
Label
Iron Curtain journals : January-May 1965, Allen Ginsberg ; edited by Michael Schumacher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cuba -- Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union -- Poland -- Czechoslovakia and England
Control code
1031153373
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780816699605
Lccn
2018016684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028738083
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031153373

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