A Blue Hand: The Tragicomic, Mind-Altering Odyssey of Allen Ginsberg, a Holy Fool, a Lost Muse, a Dharma Bum, and His Prickly Bride in India

A Blue Hand: The Tragicomic, Mind-Altering Odyssey of Allen Ginsberg, a Holy Fool, a Lost Muse, a Dharma Bum, and His Prickly Bride in India

by Deb Baker

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ISBN-13: 9780143114833
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Deborah Baker moved to Calcutta in 1990, where she studied Bengali and wrote In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding, a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in biography. Since then, her essays have appeared in a range of publications, from The New York Times to the Calcutta Statesman.

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"A fabulous book-and written with great verve and nerve- about the Beats and their passage to India."
- Michael Ondaatje

"[A] dense, exotic, intriguing saga-not just Ginsberg's but India's too."
-National Geographic Adventure

"A piece of devoted scholarship and legwork dunked in the screwy, hyper-intelligent, tragicomic essence of everything that drove Ginsberg to take a trip that not only changed his life but helped spawn generations of hipsters, hippies, writers, artists, rock stars, mental cases, and self-anointed medicine men."
-The New York Times

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