The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia

The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia

Philip Lamantia


The accrued Poems of Philip Lamantia represents the lifework of the main visionary poet of the yankee postwar new release. Philip Lamantia (1927-2005) performed an important position in shaping the poetics of either the Beat and the Surrealist pursuits within the usa. First mentored by means of the San Francisco poet Kenneth Rexroth, the teenage Lamantia additionally got here to the eye of the French Surrealist chief André Breton, who, after analyzing Lamantia’s younger paintings, hailed him as a “voice that rises as soon as in 100 years.” Later, Lamantia went “on the road” with Jack Kerouac and shared the level with Allen Ginsberg on the well-known Six Gallery analyzing in San Francisco, the place Ginsburg first learn “Howl.” all through his lifestyles, Lamantia sought to increase and renew the visionary culture of Romanticism in a incredibly American vernacular, drawing on mystical lore and drug event within the procedure. The accrued Poems gathers not just his released paintings but additionally an in depth number of unpublished or uncollected paintings; the editors have additionally supplied a biographical advent.

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