Howl: A Graphic Novel (Paperback)

By Allen Ginsberg, Eric Drooker (Illustrator)
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First published in 1956, Allen Ginsberg's Howl is a prophetic masterpiecean epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges to become one of the most widely read poems of the century.

About the Author


Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, a son of Naomi and lyric poet Louis Ginsberg. As a student at Columbia College in the 1940s, he began a close friendship with William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac, and he later became associated with the Beat movement and the San Francisco Renaissance in the 1950s. After jobs as a laborer, sailor, and market researcher, Ginsberg published his first volume of poetry, Howl and Other Poems, in 1956. "Howl" defeated censorship trials to become one of the most widely read poems of the century, translated into more than twenty-two languages, from Macedonian to Chinese, a model for younger generations of poets from West to East.

Ginsberg was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French minister of culture, was a winner of the National Book Award (for The Fall of America), and was a cofounder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, the first accredited Buddhist college in the Western world. He died in New York City in 1997.



Eric Drooker is a third generation New Yorker, born and raised on Manhattan Island. His paintings are frequently seen on covers of "The New Yorker" magazine, and hang in various art collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Drooker is the author of two graphic novels, "Flood! A Novel in Pictures" (winner of the American Book Award), and "Blood Song: A Silent Ballad". He collaborated with Beat poet Allen Ginsberg on the underground classic, "Illuminated Poems". His provocative art has appeared on countless posters, book and CD covers, and his hard-edged graphics are a familiar sight on street corners throughout the world. He gives frequent slide lectures at colleges and universities.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062015174
ISBN-10: 0062015176
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Pages: 223
Language: English