I Celebrate Myself : The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg

Author(s): Bill Morgan


In the first biography of Ginsberg since his death in 1997 and the only one to cover the entire span of his life, Ginsberg's archivist Bill Morgan draws on his deep knowledge of Ginsberg's largely unpublished private journals to give readers an unparalleled and finely detailed portrait of one of America's most famous poets. Morgan sheds new light on some of the pivotal aspects of Ginsberg's life, including the poet's associations with other members of the Beat Generation, his complex relationship with his lifelong partner, Peter Orlovsky, his involvement with Tibetan Buddhism, and above all his genius for living. First published 2006.

2007. A trade paperback copy in very good condition with light age tanning to the edges and light soiling to the wraps.


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aThe most intimate and revealing biography of the poet to date . . . deeply delves into . . . previously unexplored territory.a
a"San Francisco Chronicle"
aNo other biographer has given us such a totally straight three-dimensional picture of Allen Ginsberg. It is unembedded reportage at its very best.a
aLawrence Ferlinghetti
aMorganas provocative and thoroughly researched new biography is a testament to the creative fruits and personal anguish of Ginsberg.a
a"The Washington Post"
aBy far the best researched and most thorough of the three major Ginsberg biographies.a
a"Los Angeles Times Book Review"


General Fields

  • : 9780143112495
  • : penguin
  • : penguin
  • : 0.74
  • : December 2007
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 40mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
  • : 720
  • : 811.54
  • : 108
  • : Paperback
  • : Bill Morgan