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Long Live Man - Gregory Corso

Paperback Published: 17th January 1962
ISBN: 9780811200257
Number Of Pages: 102

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Long live Man! sings the poet Gregory Corso--despite atom bombs and computers, cold wars that get hot and togetherness that isn't, too many cars and too little love...and in these poems he celebrates the wonders (and the laughs and griefs) of being a man alive. Whether he is musing on antic glories amid the ruins of the Acropolis or watching a New York child invent games on the city's sidewalks, Corso is there in it, putting us into it, with the magic of vision, with the senses--awakening images, that transmute reality into something more--insights that let us share his joy and echo his shout of Long live Man!

In terms of language Corso always seems to me the most interesting of the Beats...extracting all the power from standard syntax and rhetoric, maintaining the Beat anti-academicism...Put this together with the experimentalism and relevance of the Beat outlook, and you have poetry that not only shares our experience but creates it.--Hayden Carruth Gregory Corso's an aphoristic poet, and a poet of ideas. What modern poets write with such terse clarity that their verses stick in the mind without effort?--Allen Ginsberg

ISBN: 9780811200257
ISBN-10: 0811200256
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 102
Published: 17th January 1962
Publisher: Pearson Education New Zealand
Country of Publication: NZ
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.31  x 0.69
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1

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