The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats. Edited by Bill Morgan. With a Foreword by Anne Waldman. The Beats, Allen Ginsberg.

The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats. Edited by Bill Morgan. With a Foreword by Anne Waldman.

New York: Grove Press, 2017. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In 1977, twenty years after the publication of his landmark poem “Howl” and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Allen Ginsberg decided it was time to teach a course on the literary history of the Beat Generation. The Best Minds of My Generation presents the lectures in edited form, complete with notes, and paints a portrait of the Beats as Ginsberg knew them: friends, confidantes, literary mentors, and fellow revolutionaries. In The Best Minds of My Generation, Ginsberg shares anecdotes of meeting Kerouac, Burroughs, and other writers for the first time, explains his own poetics, elucidates the importance of music to Beat writing, discusses visual influences and the cut-up method, and paints a portrait of a group who were leading a literary revolution. The collection is a personal yet critical look at one of the most important literary movements of the twentieth century. Item #26862

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