Publishers Weekly: Allen Ginsberg's South American Journals

The great Beat poet’s observations, reflections, poetry, and mind-expanding explorations while traveling through South America

Scholars and fans will appreciate the rich source material and skillful editing in this generous edition of the poet’s South American journals, from Ginsberg biographer Schumacher (Dharma Lion). Chronicling a six-month trip through Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, and Peru in 1960, the journals include observations on South American life and politics, recollections of vivid dreams and random thoughts, and drafts of many poems published later, here seen in their original context.

 

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