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									The Letters of Allen Ginsberg
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Editor: Bill Morgan

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was one of twentieth-century literature’s most prolific letter-writers. This
definitive volume showcases his correspondence with some of the most original and interesting artists of
his time, including Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Neal Cassady, Lionel Trilling,
Charles Olson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Whalen, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Glass, Arthur Miller, Ken
Kesey, and hundreds of others. Through his letter writing, Ginsberg coordinated the efforts of his literary
circle and kept everyone informed about what everyone else was doing. He also preached the gospel of
the Beat movement by addressing political and social issues in countless letters to publishers, editors,
and the news media, devising an entirely new way to educate readers and disseminate information.
Drawing from numerous sources, this collection is both a riveting life in letters and an intimate guide to
understanding an entire creative generation.

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