Exiled Angel: A Study of the Work of Gregory Corso
Hearing Eye, 1989 - 103 pages
A comprehensive study of Gregory Corso's work which was central to the movement of the Beat Generation (Ginsberg, Kerouac, Ferlinghetti, Snyder). Author Gregory Stephenson is well qualified to write about Corso, as the former editor of PEARL literary review and author of The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation.
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