Ronald K. L. Collins and David M. Skover - The People v. Ferlinghetti: The Fight to Publish Allen Ginsberg's Howl

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

When poet and City Lights founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti heard Allen Ginsberg read his landmark poem, Howl, in 1955, he recognized the next Walt Whitman. When he published the work, however, what the government saw was obscenity, and Ferlinghetti was arrested and tried. In their latest book, free speech experts Collins and Skover, who also collaborated on The Trials of Lenny Bruce and On Dissent, relive the trial, with all its strange twists, and celebrate the courage of the rebellious poet, the visionary book publisher, the savvy of their lawyers, and this remarkable moment in both the history of the free press and the Beat movement. With Ferlinghetti’s 100th birthday on March 24 and his new novel’s release on March 19, this book provides one more opportunity to celebrate this legend of American writing.


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Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781538125892
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - March 24th, 2019

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