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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (1 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753522527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753522523
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a scholarly work and also much fun." (Guardian)

"Will surely be consulted as an Ur-text for decades to come. Read it at the end, along with Ginsberg's fifteen best books, and you'll know why he matters." (Michael Horowitz Sunday Times)

"Skilfully evokes the poet's childhood, authoritatively expresses his opinions on sundry matters of later life and work, gives him his due as lifeforce of youthful rebellion and in the 1960s counter. Read it; you'll enjoy yourself." (Paul Berman New York Times)

"Concentrating on the simultaneity of the public and private in Ginsberg's life, Miles gives us a richer insight into his poetic value - and a better read - than many a tight-lipped critical filleting." (Saul Frampton Time Out)

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Repackaged and refreshed, this seminal biography of a counter-cultural icon is re-issued to form a core part of the Virgin backlist

'Will surely be consulted as an Ur-text for decades to come. Read it to the end... and you'll know why he matters.' Michael Horowitz, Sunday Times


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Davey on 5 Feb. 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed this long, detailed biography of the man who linked the Beats, Bob Dylan, the hippies and even some of the punks - "Ghetto Defendant" on The Clash's Combat Rock - making this also a biography of the Beats, and even of the counter-culture from the end of WWII to the 80's.

The Beats weren't a likelable bunch, especially Kerouac and Cassidy, which perhaps makes Ginsberg seem more of the saintly Jewish Buddhist than perhaps he really was; but perhaps the greatest compliment I can pay to the book is that after reading it I felt that though Ginsberg would have driven me crazy I would love to have met him!
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