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Family Business: Selected Letters Between a Father and a Son
Chronicling the correspondence between Allen Ginsb

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By Allen Ginsberg (au); Louis Ginsberg (au); Michael Schumacher (ed)
Year: 2001
Pages: 412
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 1-58234-107-9

Product Code: 1422350789

Chronicling the correspondence between Allen Ginsberg & his father, this book offers an intimate look into the heart & family of one of Americaís greatest poets. As a literary portrait of a father & son, little can match the eloquence & honesty of this collection, written between 1944, when Allen is a rebellious college student, & 1976. They debate every major political & artistic issue that faced America in over 3 decades of change. Their correspondence also illuminates the defining moments that shaped Allenís art -- his experimentation with LSD, his various love affairs & obsessions, his travels around the globe. We see the crucial process of a poetís widening experience of the world, & how these experiences are translated into his work. Photos.

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