Saturday, March 12, 2011

Reading list: the Beat poets

For the Independent, Gillian Orr came up with a brief reading list on the Beat poets.

One book on the list:
Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

A landmark portrayal of a “generation destroyed by madness” and the downtrodden lives of Ginsberg and his fellow “angelheaded hipsters”, ‘Howl’ is one of the most important poems of the post-war period. The story of the obscenity trial that followed its 1956 publication forms the basis of the new film, Howl, starring James Franco.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue