Allen Ginsberg was the bard of the beat generation, and Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems is a collection of his finest work published in Penguin Modern Classics. Booktopia has Howl, Kaddish And Other Poems: Popular Penguins, 1st Edition by Allen Ginsberg. Buy a discounted Paperback of Howl, Kaddish And Other. Buy Howl, Kaddish & Other Poems: Popular Penguins from Dymocks online BookStore. Find latest reader reviews and much more at Dymocks.

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This is a book I got a while ago, from Puffin Modern Classics, and is merely just a collection of what is considered some of his best works. I think this darkness prevented me from liking him as much as I could have. It makes my head spin. There are some good recordings of him performing these poems on youtube, if I remember correctly. ISBN paper paper. See 1 question about Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems….

I need to read this again in a few years. Jun 23, Tristan Stewart rated it it was amazing. The Adventures of an American Theater This man had a hard life and overcame many obstacles and he brought all of this into his work.

In every poem, there was at least one line I loved. I liked his poems that dealt with consciousness and what not the best. It is really graphic and it delves into many dark themes.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No trivia or quizzes yet. For now, the rating will be 4 stars, but upon rereading some poems from this collection that have now become some of my favorites of all time like Kaddish I might give it 5 stars. Common themes include death, literature, decay of the kadish mind and political issues.

As the leading icon of the Beats, Ginsberg was involved in countless anc activities, including protests against the Vietnam War, and he spoke openly about issues that concerned him, such as free speech and gay pems agendas. He just writes and writes, his feelings flowing on the pages, not seeming to care what anyone says or thinks of his poems.

There were several gems, including Howl, of course, Ignu and Song.

Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

It surprised me how comfortable he was with putting himself under a negative light. I was surprised to end up by giving this one a “five”. There are some fantastic authentic audios from the 50s to listen to, in particular America.

Jun 11, Andre Odysseus rated it really liked it Shelves: Raw, blasphemous and psychedelic. I struggled with deciding whether to give this collection 3 or 4 stars, but decided on 4.

Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems

Quotes from Howl, Kaddish and Ginsberg does not only write about the bad times, but also the good times. I will return to “Kaddish” and its accompanying an many times.


InGinsberg moved to San Francisco. Do I Recommend It?: Mar 05, reem rated it it was amazing. Eager to follow a childhood hero who had received a scholarship to Columbia University, Ginsberg made a vow that if he got into the school he would devote his life to helping the working class, a cause he took seriously over the course of the next several years. Dark, ecstatic and rhapsodic, they show why Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.

Overall, one couldn’t ask for a better introduction to Beat Poetry.

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Writers who manage to capture split seconds and the zeitgeist of a whole generation within a few lines. Poems like “Howl”, “America”, and “Europe, Europe” will remain with me for the rest of my life, as I analyse them over and over, as wnd on an endless loop. Ginsberg’s images are ferociously raw; his language adopts purely insane, chanting rhythm which resembles the sacrum and profanum of bacchanal incantations conceived during the wildest mushroom feasts.

He also talks about other members of his kadish and events that surrounded his life with his mother, such as the Great Depression.