The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice: First Journals and Poems 1937-1952. Alan Ginsberg, Juanita Lieberman-Plimpton, Bill Morgan.

The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice: First Journals and Poems 1937-1952

New York: DaCapo, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket. Hardcover. xviii+ 523 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Alan Ginsburg kept a journal his entire lifem beginning at age eleven. This collection covers the most important and formative years of the poet's life, from his childhood in Paterson, New Jersey to his time a a student at Columbia College in New York. It was during that time he met Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, both of whom would become lifelong friends. Ginsburg's journals (so candid that he insisted that they not be published while he lived) document the complex and fascinatingrelationships with other figures of Beat lore: Herbery Huncke, Lucien Carr ad Carl Solomon; he transcribed from memory converstaions with Kerouac, Neal Cassady and many others. fine / fine. Item #E26266
ISBN: 9780306814624

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