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Publisher's Summary

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"Europe, Europe"

"America"

"Howl"

Footnote to "Howl"

"Strange New Cottage"

"In Back of the Real"

Transcription of organ music

"Sunflower Sutra"

"A Supermarket in California"

"Beat Poetry at Royal"

©2020 Allen Ginsberg (P)2020 Allen Ginsberg

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-08-2021

poor quality all around

I could not even listen because of the narrator he was very annoying. I'm asking for a refund.

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  • Carlo Pate
  • 30-07-2021

Live Recordings

This is a collection of poetry by Ginsberg and the only thing to redeem the lacking audio quality is that you get to hear Ginsberg read his own poetry. (Which is always better, the author reading his own work) Howl has good audio quality but the other poems are of a lesser quality. But overall, really fun to listen to Ginsberg’s performance.

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  • Dana Turner
  • 29-07-2021

Poor Quality Audio

The audio recording is all over the place. I wish the audio quality was better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-07-2021

Sheer Brilliance

Allen Ginsberg is a national treasure. His passion will ignite your soul. His commentary on America is as relevant as ever, and his liberated speech will set your spirit free!

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  • Benny Paul
  • 12-05-2021

Needs engineering.

Some of this is inaudible. The irony isn't lost on me. Can it be remastered?

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  • NICK
  • 20-04-2021

Howl!!!

For some reason, Audible won’t let me return this. The recording is technically poor. Ginsberg’s delivery is slurring and indistinct. Worst of all are the HOWLS of mirth from those listening, I guess from “fellow-travellers”, who might not normally go near a poem, but are here to support a sage-guru and are possibly a little embarrassed about it all, when not in awe of the Master. And of course, from his manner, I guess that Ginsberg IS playing bard and seer (unless he is cynically “playing” his audience).
Salvaging at least something from the ruins, as an admirer of Ginsberg’s Whitman-esque expansiveness and honesty, I have picked up something of the atmosphere of the period which could be both visionary and sometimes shoddy. Now I understand why, as a student in 1970, I never quite trusted the “knowingness” of some of my trendy, “way-out” contemporaries.
So I am still looking for a good reading by Ginsberg, and it has to be him who does the reading... .

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