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Author Lamantia, Philip, 1927-2005, author

Title The collected poems of Philip Lamantia / edited by Garrett Caples, Andrew Joron, and Nancy Joyce Peters ; foreword by Lawrence Ferlinghetti ; bibliography by Steven Fama
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (lxvi, 437 pages) : illustrations
Summary "The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia represents the lifework of the most visionary poet of the American postwar generation. Philip Lamantia (1927-2005) played a major role in shaping the poetics of both the Beat and the Surrealist movements in the United States. First mentored by the San Francisco poet Kenneth Rexroth, the teenage Lamantia also came to the attention of the French Surrealist leader Andre Breton, who, after reading Lamantia's youthful work, hailed him as a "voice that rises once in a hundred years." Later, Lamantia went "on the road" with Jack Kerouac and shared the stage with Allen Ginsberg at the famous Six Gallery reading in San Francisco, where Ginsburg first read "Howl." Throughout his life, Lamantia sought to extend and renew the visionary tradition of Romanticism in a distinctly American vernacular, drawing on mystical lore and drug experience in the process. The Collected Poems gathers not only his published work but also an extensive selection of unpublished or uncollected work; the editors have also provided a biographical introduction."-- Provided by publisher
Notes The first collected edition of this poet's work, including poems that have been out of print for more than forty years
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American poetry -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Caples, Garrett T., editor
Joron, Andrew, editor
Peters, Nancy J. (Nancy Joyce), editor
ISBN 0520954890 (electronic bk.)
9780520954892 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Poems