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  • ISBN: 9780140589177
  • ISBN10: 0140589171

Huge Dreams San Francisco and Beat Poems

by Michael McClure

  • List Price: $17.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 04/01/1999
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Huge Dreams republishes two books, out of print for thirty years, which together are a cornerstone of the Beat movement -- The New Book/A Book of Torture and Star. Both were influential in expanding poetry into a larger world -- the West Coast Beat phenomena, which focused on nature, the environment, antiwar activities, individual anarchism, Zen Buddhism, jazz, and a kind of romantic mystical thought. With these books Michael McClure brought an animal energy and a knowledge of art and physical human nature that was new to the scene.<P>The New Book/A Book of Torture was written spontaneously while McClure was in a "dark night of the soul" brought on by psychedelics. A single long poem of experience and exploration, it offers the means of liberation from the darkness it examines. Star is a wide-ranging book of chalice seeking, spiritual discovery, and political protest, grounded in the emotions and sensations of eros and play.
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