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Description: ALLEN GINSBERG
(1926 - 1997) American poet of the "Beat Generation", author of "Howl" and "Kaddish". Fine content D.S. "Allen Ginsberg" 1p. 4to., [n.p., n.d., c. 1975], being his answers to a "CELEBRITY YEARBOOK QUESTIONNAIRE". Ginsburg added a second signature "Allen" under "NICKNAME" and adding his day of birth of June 3,1926. When asked about favorite pastimes, Ginsberg pithily responded: "F--king boys [deletion ours], sitting mediation, writing songs". When asked about his favorite song, he responded: "Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan, this year". According to this document Ginsberg's favorite expression was: "Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha!...."; his hero was William Blake; his "GREATEST DISLIKE" was "Dislike"; and his one ambition: "To Disappear into air, into thin air & leave not a wrack[?] behind.". Fine condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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