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Huge Dreams: San Francisco and Beat Poems (1999) [Collection]
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For the first time in one volume, The New Book / A Book of Torture and Star present vividly contrasting sides of poetry's consciousness. In The New Book / A Book of Torture, a classic example of immediate biological expression, Michael McClure simultaneously delves into, and delivers himself from, the self-christened "dark night of the soul." Star, a book of wide-ranging exploration, spiritual discovery, and political protest, springs from the essence of our humanity—emotions, the sensations of eros, and play.

Both were influential in expanding poetry into a larger world that focused on nature, the environment, antiwar activities, individual anarchism, Zen Buddhism, jazz, and a kind of romantic mystical thought. Together these two books impart a sense of the rich texture and individuality that fueled the Beat scene.


    Introduction by Robert Creeley: "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities ..."
  • The New Book/A Book of Torture
    • Epigraph
    • Ode to Jackson Pollock
    • For Jack Kerouac/The Chamber
    • Deep Cloud
    • Ode on the End of Jazz
    • For Charles Olson
    • A Fantasy and Courtly Poem
    • Ode for Soft Voice
    • Fragment of a Hymn
    • Lines from a Peyote Depression
    • The Room
    • The Strain
    • Yes Table
    • For Artaud
    • Rant Block
    • he Column
    • L'Etoile, The Star
    • The Flowers of Politics, One
    • The Flowers of Politics, Two
    • A Small Secret Book:
      1. For Philip Lamantia
      2. Oh Christ God
      3. The Shark Is the Lamb
      4. Oh Christ Oh God
      5. For Thelonious Monk
    • A Cool Pamphlet
      • Ode to the Rose
      • For Jane
      • Blue Rose
      • Pollen
      • La Plus Blanche
  • Star
    • 13 Mad Sonnets
    • For an Unknown Melody
    • November's Texas Song
    • Small Ode on the Need to Drink
    • A Rose
    • The Lion-Beams
    • The Purple One
    • Love & Strength
    • The Pansy
    • Ode to the Negative Universe
    • Valentine's Day Sonnet
    • Sonnet
    • Mad Sonnet
    • Mad Sonnet
    • The Child
    • Under the Black Trees
    • The Surge
    • A Thought
    • The Answer
    • The Human Face
    • A Thought
    • There Is Not Passion Enough
    • Love Lion Book
    • Drunk Variation
    • Grahr Mantra
    • Poisoned Wheat
    • For Kenneth Anger
    • Overpop
    • Variation
    • Mantra
    • William H. Bonney: Billy the Kid
    • Cupid's Grin
    • Matter
    • The Sermons of Jean Harlow & The Curses of Billy the Kid
    • Viet Nam Song
    • Liberation

    After Thoughts

Original title: Huge Dreams: San Francisco and Beat Poems
Original languages: English


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Edition #1: Huge Dreams: San Francisco and Beat Poems

Huge Dreams: San Francisco and Beat Poems (1999)
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Language: English

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Huge Dreams: San Francisco and Beat Poems (May 1, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140589171
Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.8 x 0.6
Pages: 208

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