Posted on March 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
We have yet another version of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” to admire.
A rare-books dealer and Beat poetry specialist recently discovered another carbon typescript of the poem, reports Literary Hub.
This version is different from both the final published version and another draft that has been at Stanford along with Ginsberg’s other papers.
On that one, you can see corrections that Ginsberg made from the newly uncovered draft — which itself is obviously from the poet’s personal typewriter.
The epic poem is considered one of the most important works from the Beat literary movement.
Read more about the older draft of “Howl,” including where you can purchase it (or at least appreciate photos of it), at Lit Hub.
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