Please read our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website you accept that we use Cookies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home

Search again

 

About Greenwich Exchange

Forthcoming Titles

 

Contact Us

 

 

Share this book on Twitter

 

 

Join Greenwich Exchange on Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen Ginsberg: Cosmopolitan Comic

Paul McDonald

 

 

£13.99

FREE postage within the United Kingdom

Overseas customers need to select the correct shipping/postage option below:

 

 Price including shipping/postage

 

 

 

 

 

Allen Ginsberg is one of the best-known voices in the history of modern poetry. Coming to global attention with the groundbreaking collection Howl and Other Poems in 1956, he went on to produce a hugely influential body of work spanning the remaining decades of the twentieth century. A founder member of the Beat Generation, he became the public face of the American counterculture, and an outspoken champion of alternative lifestyles and progressive politics. Indeed, Ginsberg’s status as a cultural icon has tended to eclipse his poetry to some extent. Allen Ginsberg: Cosmopolitan Comic returns us to his words, re-examining his work from a contemporary perspective, and offering a concise, stimulating, and accessible introduction. It reveals an exuberant, lyrical, and profoundly spiritual poet whose humour and wisdom remain strikingly relevant to our times.

 

About the author:

Dr Paul McDonald was Course Leader for Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a novelist, poet and critic. His primary interest is humour, and he takes a perverse pleasure in the fact that Googling ‘the oldest joke in the world’ throws up several hundred pages with his name on.

 

88  pages

ISBN: 978-1-910996-39-3

Greenwich Exchange Category: Literature

Series: None

 

 

Other books by Paul McDonald published by Greenwich Exchange:

Storytelling: Narratology for Critics and Creative Writers

Philip Roth

The Enigmas of Confinement: A History and Poetics of Flash Fiction

Lydia Davis: A Study