Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

Howl and Other Poems is a collection of poetry by Allen Ginsberg published November 1, 1956. It contains Ginsberg's most famous poem, "Howl", which is considered to be one of the principal works of the Beat Generation as well as "A Supermarket in California", "Transcription of Organ Music", "Sunflower Sutra", "America", "In the Baggage Room at Greyhound", and some of his earlier works. For printing the collection, the publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, another well-known poet, was arrested and charged with obscenity . On October 3, 1957, Judge Clayton W. Horn found Ferlinghetti not guilty of the obscenity charge, and 5,000 more copies of the text were printed to meet the public demand, which had risen in response to the publicity surrounding the trial . "Howl and Other Poems" contains two of the most well-known poems from the Beat Generation, "Howl" and "A Supermarket in California", which have been reprinted in other collections, including the Norton Anthology of American Literature.

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This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 8th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  2. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
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Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems Paperback 685714 $7.64 $6.56 2009
Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets, No. 4) Paperback 11105 $3.69 $1.27 1959
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[Howl and Other Poems] (By: Allen Ginsberg) [published: January, 2001] Hardcover 1338725 $39.59 $8.18 2001
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Howl, and other poems (The Pocket poets series, no. 4) Paperback 3233090 $12.76 $25.00
Howl, and Other Poems Paperback 9444 $3.94 $4.34 2014
Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series) Hardcover 169889 $7.07 $5.37 2001
Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems (Penguin Modern Classics) Kindle Edition 164057 $8.11 2013
Howl, and other poems (The Pocket poets series) Paperback 3926724 $8.75
By Allen Ginsberg Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series) (40 Anv) Hardcover 2253018 $27.96 $24.76 2001
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Howl and Other Poems Library Binding 8832508 $15.07 2008