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ALLEN GINSBERG - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 02/13/1980 - HFSID 255816

ALLEN GINSBERG Autograph Note with his distinctive mantra "Ah" attached to his signature Autograph Note signed: "Allen Ginsberg", on verso of picture postcard (B/w, 6½x¾). Postmarked Denver, Colorado, dated by Ginsberg "February 13, 1980"

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ALLEN GINSBERG
Autograph Note with his distinctive mantra "Ah" attached to his signature
Autograph Note signed: "Allen Ginsberg", on verso of picture postcard (B/w, 6½x¾). Postmarked Denver, Colorado, dated by Ginsberg "February 13, 1980". Addressed in signer's hand to "Mr Peter Dyson/52A Sunndingdale/Bradford 8/BD8OLX/England". In full: "Best Wishes to James/& Sally Dyson/[signature]/AH". Photo by Elsa Dorfman with printed cursive caption shows Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky. GINSBERG (1926-1997), a Buddhist and critic of materialism and imperialism, was the "poet laureate" of the 1950s "Beat Generation" and spokesman for the counterculture of the 1960s. His poem "Howl" (1956) was vindicated in an obscenity trial and went on to great popularity. Another poetry collection, The Fall of America won the National Book Award (1974). Poet Peter ORLOVSKY was Ginsberg's companion for three decades from 1954 and close friend until Ginsberg's death. Ginsberg often employed the mantra "Ah," which he preferred to the more typical Buddhist "Om" because it ended with an open mouth, expressive of wonder and delight. Postmark slightly smudged. Upper margin of photo slightly smudged, Otherwise, fine condition.

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