Howl Further Reading
by Allen Ginsberg

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Further Reading

(Poetry Criticism)


Caveney, Graham. Screaming with Joy: The Life of Allen Ginsberg. London: Bloomsbury, 1999, 216 p.

Documentary of Ginsberg's life and passions, featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations.

Tytell, John. Paradise Outlaws: Remembering the Beats. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1999, 226 p.

A first-person, conversational overview of the lives, works, and interactions of the poets of the Beat generation.


McClure, Michael. “Moloch's Poet: A Retrospective Look at Allen Ginsberg's Poetry.” American Poetry Review 11, no. 5 (September-October 1982): 10-18.

A retrospective overview of Ginsberg's poetry, written twenty-five years after his “Howl” became widely available to the public.

Moramarco, Fred. Scratching the Beat Surface. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1982, 175 p.

A collection of critical essays and interviews with Beat generation poets, including Allen Ginsberg.

Portugés, Paul. The Visionary Poetics of Allen Ginsberg. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Ross-Erickson, 1978, 181 p.

A critical study of Ginsberg's poetry.

Additional coverage of Allen Ginsberg's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: American Writers: The Classics, Vol. 1; American Writers Supplement, Vol. 2; Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Vol. 33; Authors in the News, Vol. 1; The Beat Generation: A Gale Critical Companion, Vol. 2; Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography, 1941-1968; Contemporary Authors, Vols. 1-4R; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 2, 41, 63, 95; Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 13, 36, 69, 109; Contemporary Poets, Ed. 7; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 5, 16, 169, 237; DISCovering Authors; DISCovering Authors: British Edition; DISCovering Authors: Canadian Edition; DISCovering Authors Modules: Most-studied Authors and Poets; DISCovering Authors 3.0; Gay & Lesbian Literature, Ed. 1; Literature Resource Center; Major 20th-Century Writers, Eds. 1, 2; Poetry Criticism, Vol. 4; Poetry for Students, Vol. 5; Poets: American and British; Reference Guide to American Literature, Ed. 4; Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Vol. 120; Twayne's United States Authors; World Literature Criticism, Ed. 3; and World Poets.