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The Resource The People v. Ferlinghetti : the fight to publish Allen Ginsberg's Howl, Ronald K. L. Collins and David M. Skover

The People v. Ferlinghetti : the fight to publish Allen Ginsberg's Howl, Ronald K. L. Collins and David M. Skover

Label
The People v. Ferlinghetti : the fight to publish Allen Ginsberg's Howl
Title
The People v. Ferlinghetti
Title remainder
the fight to publish Allen Ginsberg's Howl
Statement of responsibility
Ronald K. L. Collins and David M. Skover
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lawrence Ferlinghetti's name does not appear in any First Amendment treatise or casebook. And yet when the best-selling poet and proprietor of City Lights Books was indicted under California law for publishing and selling Allen Ginsberg's poem, Howl, Ferlinghetti buttressed the tradition of dissident expression and ended an era when minds were still closed, candid literature still taboo, and when selling banned books was considered a crime. The People v. Ferlinghetti is the story of a rebellious poet, a revolutionary poem, an intrepid book publisher, and a bookseller unintimidated by federal or local officials. There is much color in that story: the bizarre twists of the trial, the swagger of the lead lawyer, the savvy of the young ACLU lawyer, and the surprise verdict of the Sunday school teacher who presided as judge. With a novelist's flair, noted free speech authorities, Ronald K. L. Collins and David Skover tell the true story of an American maverick who refused to play it safe and who in the process gave staying power to freedom of the press in America. The People v. Ferlinghetti will be of interest to anyone interested the history of free speech in America and the history of the Beat poets."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Ronald K. L
Dewey number
344.79405/47
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Skover, David M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Trials (Obscenity)
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
  • Trials
  • Trials (Obscenity)
  • California
Label
The People v. Ferlinghetti : the fight to publish Allen Ginsberg's Howl, Ronald K. L. Collins and David M. Skover
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography of the works of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, bibliographical references (pages 157-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the "self-made man" -- "It's the only way to see" -- The biography of a bookstore -- Howl : the poem struggling to be born -- The publisher : "when do I get the manuscript?" -- The bust : law and literature -- The high court : Justice Brennan's constitutional handiwork -- The judge : the story of the Sunday school bible teacher -- The courtroom : poetry on trial -- The verdict : vindicated! -- Aftermath : the poet and the publisher -- Déjà vu : fighting the FCC 50 years later -- Epilogue : onward: "where are Whitman's wild children?" -- People v. Ferlinghetti (1957 unpublished opinion) -- 2007 Pacifica interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and commentary
Control code
on1063719864
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 202 pages
Isbn
9781538125892
Isbn Type
(hardbook)
Lccn
2018053067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1063719864
Label
The People v. Ferlinghetti : the fight to publish Allen Ginsberg's Howl, Ronald K. L. Collins and David M. Skover
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography of the works of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, bibliographical references (pages 157-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the "self-made man" -- "It's the only way to see" -- The biography of a bookstore -- Howl : the poem struggling to be born -- The publisher : "when do I get the manuscript?" -- The bust : law and literature -- The high court : Justice Brennan's constitutional handiwork -- The judge : the story of the Sunday school bible teacher -- The courtroom : poetry on trial -- The verdict : vindicated! -- Aftermath : the poet and the publisher -- Déjà vu : fighting the FCC 50 years later -- Epilogue : onward: "where are Whitman's wild children?" -- People v. Ferlinghetti (1957 unpublished opinion) -- 2007 Pacifica interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and commentary
Control code
on1063719864
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 202 pages
Isbn
9781538125892
Isbn Type
(hardbook)
Lccn
2018053067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1063719864

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