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The author of the book: Gregory Corso
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 19.17 MB
Edition: New Directions
Date of issue: April 17th 2003
ISBN: 0811215350
ISBN 13: 9780811215350
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Fabulous letters from the vagabond Beat poet to his friends -- among them Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. For all his charm and intelligence poet Gregory Corso lived a vagabond life. He never held down a regular job. He rarely stayed very long under the same roof. He spent long stretches -- some as long as four or five years -- abroad. Many of his letters came from Europe -- France, England, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece -- as he kept in touch with his circle of friends -- among them his best friend Allen Ginsberg and a steady supporter, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. He left (or was left by) a number of girlfriends and he fathered five children along the way. He was apt to raise a bit of a ruckus at poetry readings and other public events. No one could be sure what he might do next except that he would write poetry and get it published and that it would be widely read. When the idea of a book of selected letters was first proposed, Gregory had some reservations about it. Would the book reveal too much of his private life? But then with typical hubris he said the equivalent of "let it all hang out" and "all" does hang out in An Accidental Autobiography. The book is indeed the next thing to an unplanned self-portrait and gives a lively sense of the life Gregory Corso led, marching to his own drummer and leaving in his wake such marvelous books of Beat poetry as The Happy Birthday of Death, Elegiac Feelings American, Long Live Man, and Herald of the Autochthonic Spirit.


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Ebook An Accidental Autobiography: The Selected Letters read Online! Gregory Nunzio Corso was an American poet, youngest of the inner circle of Beat Generation writers (with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs).


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Compelling book!

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A charming book, a lot more!

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The idea is great, but sometimes the text suffers

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For those who are bored to live




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