Collection Number: PS3513.I74_Z838

Collection Title: Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001

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Size 37 items.
Abstract Bill Morgan (1949- ), bibliographer of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, collector of material by, about, and related to Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, assembled these items. The collection is book and performance reviews of Allen Ginsberg and reviews of films about, with, and by Ginsberg from newspapers and periodicals. Included are original clippings, photocopies, and computer printouts.
Creator Morgan, Bill, 1949-
Language English
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions (#PS3513.I74 Z838), Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Bill Morgan.
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Bill Morgan (1949- ), bibliographer of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, collector of material by, about, and related to Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, assembled these items.

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The collection is book and performance reviews of Allen Ginsberg and reviews of films about, with, and by Ginsberg from newspapers and periodicals. Included are original clippings, photocopies, and computer printouts.

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37 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Item 1

The hip world poet laureate: review of Ginsberg's Fall of America (detached from: Independent journal, March 10, 1973, p. M31) (Morgan, J1765) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 1

Item 2

Thirsting for the absolute: American poetry gets religion / Jay Laden. Group review including: What book!?: Buddha poems from beat to hiphop (photocopied from: Parnassus, v. 24, no. 2) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 2

Item 3

Ginsberg sings Blake / by Charlotte Deaver (photocopied from: The Brooklyn College excelsior, Nov. 18, 1996, p. 15) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 3

Item 4

Marriage of two cultures / H.L. Williams. Brief review of: TV baby poems by Allen Ginsberg (photocopied from Western mail (Cardiff, Wales : 1956), Nov. 4, 1967, p. 8) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 4

Item 5

Review, by Peter Rainer, of the film, The source (detached from New York (New York, N.Y. : 1968) Sept. 6, 1999, p. 54) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 5

Item 6

Behind the howl, a poet's gentleness / Walter Goodman. Review of TV program, American masters: the life and times of Allen Ginsberg (detached from: New York times, Sept. 17, 1997, p. E6) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 6

Item 7

Review, by Anndee Hochman,of Allen Ginsberg in America by Jane Kramer (detached from The Philadelphia inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa. : 1969), Nov. 9, 1997, p. Q3) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 7

Item 8

Allen Ginsberg, 70, takes the path of retrospective / Michael Harrington. Review of: Selected poems, 1947-1995 (detached from: The Philadelphia inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa. : 1969, Oct. 20, 1996, p. Q10) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 8

Item 9

The beats' bard, in his own words / Sanford Pinsker. Review of: Ginsberg's Journals, mid-fifties (detached from The Philadelphia inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa. : 1969), July 16, 1995, p. L3) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 9

Item 10

Review of: Ginsberg's Deliberate prose: selected essays, 1952-1995 (photocopied from: Publishers weekly, Jan. 31, 2000, p. 91) (2 c.) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 10

Item 11

The beat goes on / Steven Baker; and, Skeletons rattle political bones / Charlotte Deaver. Review of a performance and of the CD, The ballad of the skeletons (photocopied from: The Brooklyn College excelsior, Oct. 21, 1996, p. 13) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 11

Item 12

Howl harks back to the '50s / John Coulbourn. Review of the play, Howl, based on Allen Ginsberg's poem (Lexis-Nexis printout from The Toronto sun, Nov. 13, 1999) (2 p.) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 12

Item 13

Review of: Ginsberg's Airplane dreams (photocopied from: Toronto life, v. 2, no. 10, Aug., 1968, p. 23) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 13

Item 14

It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it / Robert Sandall. Review of: The Rolling Stone book of the beats (Lexis-Nexis printout from the Sunday times (London, England, Oct. 3, 1999) (2. p.) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 14

Item 15

Review of: Ginsberg's Journals mid-fifties (photocopied from: Library journal , March 15, 1995, p. 69) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 15

Item 16

Review of: Making it up: poetry composed at St. Mark's Church on May 9, 1979. (detached from: Library journal, v. 120, no. 13, Aug., 1995) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 16

Item 17

Review of: Ginsberg's Selected poems, 1947-1995 (detached from Library journal, v. 121, no. 13, Aug., 1996) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 17

Item 18

Review of a video, The beats: an existential comedy (detached from: Library journal, v. 122, no. 10, June 1, 1997) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 18

Item 19

Theatre journal / Michael Smith. Review of Ginsberg and Orlovsky poetry reading at the Sundance Theater in Bucks Co (Village voice, Sept. 22, 1966, p. 23) Advertisement for Allen Ginsberg: poetry reading at Town Hall on p. 20. #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 19

Item 20

Review of: The source (film) (detached from: Village voice, Aug. 31, 1999) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 20

Item 21

Flaming youth / J. Hoberman. Review of a video, Pickup's tricks (detached from: Village voice, no. 40, May 16, 1995) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 21

Item 22

Beats nicked / Matt Zoller. Review of: The source (film) (detached from New York press (New York, N.Y. : 1968), Aug. 25-31, 1999, p. 12) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 22

Item 23

Review, by James Campbell, of: Beat writers at work (photocopied from Times literary supplement, Aug. 20, 1999. p. 28.) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 23

Item 24

Alienated, spontaneous, nonpolitical / David Sterritt. Review of: The source (film) (detached from: New York times, Aug. 29, 1999) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 24

Item 25

Review of: Ginsberg's Collected poems, 1947-1995 (detached from Irish times, Nov. 18, 1995, Weekend section, p. 9) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 25

Item 26

Review of: Ginsberg's Death and fame: poems 1993-1997 (photocopied from Publishers weekly, Jan. 23, 1999, p. 90) (2 c.) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 26

Item 27

Review of: Ginsberg's Death and fame: poems 1993-1997 (printout from Library journal, Jan. 30, 1999) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 27

Item 28

Review of: The beat generation: an American dream (video) (clipped from Library journal, Feb. 15, 1999, p. 196) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 28

Item 29

Review of: Ginsberg's Death and fame: poems 1993-1997 (photocopied from Booklist, Feb. 1, 1999, p. 959) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 29

Item 30

Review of: Ginsberg's Death and fame: poems 1993-1997 (photocopied from Poetry review, v. 89, no. 4 (winter, 1999/2000), p. 77-79) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 30

Item 31

Review of: Ginsberg's Deliberate prose: selected essays, 1952-1995 by David Adox (photocopied from "Books in brief" in the New York times, Mar. 26, 2000.) At top of p.: The Wylie Agency, no. 331, p. 1) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 31

Item 32

Review of: Ginsberg's Deliberate prose: selected essays, 1952-1995 by Steve Silberman (San Francisco chronicle Book review, March 5-11, 2000, p. 4, 11) (original. 2 c.) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 32

Item 33

Review of: Family business by Allen and Louis Ginsberg and of The beat hotel by Barry Miles. The reviewer is James Campbell. On the same page: a review of: A clown in a grave by Michael Skau. The reviewer is Simon Coppock (photocopied from Times literary supplement, Nov. 30, 2001, p. 28.) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 33

Item 34

Review of: photographic exhibition by Allen Ginsberg at Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos (photocopied from: El observador, 15 oct. 1992) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 34

Item 35

Review of: photographic exhibition by Allen Ginsberg at Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos (photocopied from: La vanguardia, 23 oct. 1992) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 35

Item 36

Review of: photographic exhibition by Allen Ginsberg at Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos (photocopied from: ABC, 23 novbre 1992) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 36

Item 37

Review of: photographic exhibition by Allen Ginsberg at Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos (photocopied from: Avui, 24 oct. 1992) #PS3513.I74_Z838, Series: "Allen Ginsberg Reviews: Books, Films, Performances, and Exhibitions, 1966-2001." 37

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Processed by: Rare Book Collection staff,

Encoded by: Wakefield Harper, September 2009

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