Peter Orlovsky, a Life in Words: Intimate Chronicles of a Beat Writer

Peter Orlovsky, a Life in Words: Intimate Chronicles of a Beat Writer

by Peter Orlovsky, Bill Morgan


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ISBN-13: 9781612055824
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/28/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Peter Anton Orlovsky (1933–2010) was more than just the long-time partner of Allen Ginsberg; he was a poet in his own right. Orlovsky’s work has appeared in The New American Poetry 1945–1960 (1960) and The Beatitude Anthology (1965). His work has been included in literary magazines such as Yugen and Outsider. Orlovsky appeared in films such as Andy Warhol’s Couch (1965), Robert Frank films, Pull My Daisy (1959; based on a Kerouac script), and Me and My Brother (1969).

Bill Morgan is an American writer, known for his work as an archivist and bibliographer for popular figures such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Abbie Hoffman, and Timothy Leary. Morgan was Allen Ginsberg’s personal archivist and bibliographer. Over their 20-year relationship, Morgan became quite close to Ginsberg and wrote his biography, I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg (2006). Morgan has written extensively on the Beat generation and its key figures.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xxi

Introduction xxiii

Chapter 1 San Francisco, 1954-1956 1

Chapter 2 Morocco and Europe, 1957 52

Chapter 3 New York, 1958-1960 82

Chapter 4 The Mediterranean, 1961 124

Chapter 5 India, 1962-1963 175

Chapter 6 America and the Farm, 1964-1969 214

Chapter 7 The Later Years, 1970-2010 240

Index 285

Index of Orlovsky's Poems by First Line 289

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