Prelude to a Poem

Ginsberg's long path to Howl

Michael Schumacher

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© Bettmann/CorbisThe Book of Martyrdom and Artifice:
First Journals and Poems 1937–1952

Allen Ginsberg, edited by Juanita Lieberman-Plimpton and Bill Morgan
Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2006
523 pp.; $27.50 (cloth)

Collected Poems 1947–1997
Allen Ginsberg
New York: HarperCollins, 2006
1,189 pp.; $39.95 (cloth)

Howl [Annotated]
Allen Ginsberg, edited by Barry Miles
New York: HarperPerrenial, 2006
194 pp.; $18.95 (paper)

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