Search Results: "Bill Morgan"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"A superb, highly readable addition to the history of 20th-century American letters."
Allen Ginsberg, gay beatnik/hippie antinomian poet nomad—and American hero? Read full book review >

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Released: March 2, 2000

"Except for historians and fans of the Beats, nothing to howl about."
A comprehensive, well-organized collection of uneven prose by the late Beat Poet (Journals Mid-Fifties, 1995; Death and Fame, 1999). Read full book review >

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THE BEST MINDS OF MY GENERATION by Allen Ginsberg
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 4, 2017

"A rich sourcebook for literary historians and fans of the passionate, iconoclastic Beats."
The Beat generation, as seen by its central figure. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2003

"Much food for thought here, all best taken with a grain (or two) of salt. Only Corso could willfully utter, 'The poet and his poems are a whole,' knowing well that one could be sensitive, the other cruel, one responsible, the other destructive."
A zinging, furious output of epistles from the young Corso—most date from 1958 to 1965—to his friends and publishers, assembled by Morgan, archivist of Allen Ginsberg's papers. Read full book review >

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JACK KEROUAC AND ALLEN GINSBERG by Bill Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2010

"Stay tuned as the long, strange trip unfolds."
It seems fitting, somehow, that the correspondence of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, literary rebels and scourges of convention, should begin with a prison postmark. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A volume that will appeal to all who cherish their right to read uncensored the outpourings of the human heart."
A fascinating assortment of material—newspaper articles, transcripts, photographs, letters from the principals, commentary—on the 1957 obscenity trial in San Francisco that pitted the "people" against City Lights, the bookshop that published and sold Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2015

"A good primer to convince readers who have not experienced the work of Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg to give them a try."
Literary archivist Morgan (Beat Atlas: A State by State Guide to the Beat Generation in America, 2011, etc.) collects the correspondence of Ferlinghetti (Blasts Cries Laughter, 2014, etc.) and Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), beginning with Ginsberg's first publication Howl and Other Poems (1955). Read full book review >

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YOU’LL BE OKAY by Edie Kerouac-Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

"For Kerouac scholars, who will find news here and there. General readers will do better to stick to On the Road ."
Affectionate if unrevealing portrait of the Beat Generation icon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Each letter is a window that permits a fresh view of a most complex and revolutionary writer."
A continuation of the selected letters of the unique writer in the same format as editor Olivia Harris' The Letters of William S. Burroughs 1945-1959 (1993). Read full book review >

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BILL GOLDSTEIN
by Mark Athitakis

In 1922 the poet Ezra Pound wrote that “the Christian Era ended at midnight on Oct. 29-30 of last year”—that is, the moment James Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Pound’s pronouncement helped stoke a kind of folk tale that has accompanied the novel ever since. Joyce unleashed his experimental masterwork, the story goes, and then the rest of the literary world ...


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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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DRAGON PIZZERIA by Mary Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2008

"This playful addition to any fairy-tale collection will be a hit in storytimes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two dragons in Fairy Tale Land decide to open a pizza shop. Read full book review >