Material Wealth: Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg in Bay Area Reporter

Review of “Material Wealth: Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg,”compiled by Pat Thomas and with an introduction by Anne Waldman, in Bay Area Reporter!

‘Material Wealth: Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg’

“An expansive book, it’s worth owning for anyone interested in San Francisco history, especially those interested in the significant contributions of the Beat Generation and how it paved the way for the hippy movement in the 1960s.

A collector’s coffee table book of Ginsberg’s art, drawings, photography (he was a lifelong photographer in addition to being a poet) and every type of memorabilia imaginable — concert tickets, political and concert posters, broadsheets, previously unpublished Ginsberg from his personal archive including journal entries and thoughts on Dylan’s ‘Idiot Wind,’ plus a special pocket containing unseen poems from Ginsberg’s personal collection titled, “First Thoughts, Best Thoughts: notes to self: naked and authentic, 1974-75.””

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