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The Fall of America : Poems of These States 1965-1971 (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)
The Fall of America Poems of These States 1965-1971 - City Lights Pocket Poets Series Author:Allen Ginsberg National Book Award for Poetry, 1973 — Beginning with "long poem of these States," The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or sung condensed, the flux of car bus airplane dream consciousness Person during Automated Electronic War years, newspaper headline radio brain auto poesy & silent desk musing... more »s, headline flashing on road through these states of consciousness. . . .« less
Assuming some understanding and appreciation of a writer's era and his environment, this book is another "chapter" in the life of someone whose efficient yet effective use of language helped document the events of his day. For 'beat' followers, Ginsberg does speak out on the deaths of Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac in these pages.