The Response to Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1994: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources

The Response to Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1994: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources

The Response to Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1994: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources

The Response to Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1994: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources

Synopsis

A member of the "Beat Generation," Allen Ginsberg may well be remembered as the most important poet of the 20th century. As this volume indicates, his works have received increasing amounts of attention, and his influence has been pervasive. This bibliography cites approximately 6,500 critical and biographical studies of Ginsberg's life and work, along with translations of his many writings. Translations are arranged by language and are then categorized by type of publication. Critical and biographical works are listed chronologically, so that the reader may see the response to Ginsberg over time. Extensive indexes allow the reader to find citations for particular titles and authors.

Excerpt

Mr. Morgan has spent over a decade & half on my publications tracking down innumerable bibliographic items from encyclopedic Italian tomes to Chinese minutiae in 42 languages. Part of my own work the last four decades has been correspondence with translators on various continents answering textual questions, formulating footnotes so that American localisms be understood in say Albanian or Urdu. Mr. Morgan's also fashioned a chronological accounting of reviews & articles in USA & abroad. This has been a mountain of work for him, and I'm grateful for his devotion to the task & meticulous persistence for so long a time --

As I've transferred my Archives (which includes copies of most items cataloged here) to Stanford University I'm triply grateful for this catalogue of translations and critiques, as, thru Mr. Morgan's labors, the physical items are also catalogued and retrievable, which makes assemblage to forthcoming volumes of Selected Literary Essays, Selected Interviews & Selected Letters a rational task.

I hope scholars present & future will appreciate & enjoy the conscious effort that's been put into the enormity of this & Volume 1 of Morgan's descriptive Bibliography of my own work, and that it will be serviceable as well in exploring the literary-cultural renaissance currently known as the Beat Generation, a phenomenon which seems more significant even in these millennial 1990's than the mid-Century 40's & 50's of original appearance.

Allen Ginsberg

October 11, 1995 . . .

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