Chicago Trial Testimony in comic book form, City Lights Books, 1975, illustrated by Pat Ryan. ALLEN GINSBERG.
ALLEN GINSBERG

(1926-97) American poet generally regarded as the spokesman for the Beat Generation of the 1950s; best known for his poems, "Howl" (1956) and "Kaddish and other poems, 1958-1960" (1961).

Chicago Trial Testimony in comic book form, City Lights Books, 1975, illustrated by Pat Ryan.

Brightly drawn cover, black and white end wrapper noting this book is, "City Lights Trashcan Series no. 1." Slight bend in upper right corner of cover with several pages, small tear at right margin, else fine condition. The comic book contains Ginsberg's testimony at the Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial in the aftermath of the 1968 Democratic Presidential Election in Chicago. According to the "New York Review of Books'" article, (Feb. 12, 1970), Ginsberg, the ninth witness to testify on behalf of the defendants, had been involved with the Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin to plan a Festival of Life at the Convention, not a riot as had been alleged. The testimony lasted one and a half days.

Item #4270

Price: $75.00