Professor Ginsberg’s Notes on the Beats

THE BEST MINDS OF MY GENERATION
A Literary History of the Beats
By Allen Ginsberg
Edited by Bill Morgan
460 pp. Grove Press. $27.

REVIEWED in The New York Times: "Bill Morgan, Ginsberg’s longtime bibliographer, biographer and friend, has condensed the 100 or so lectures Ginsberg gave in the five courses he taught on the Beat Generation between 1977 and 1994, totaling almost 2,000 pages of transcripts, into a compact and often spellbinding text, preserving intact the story of the literary movement Ginsberg led, promoted and never ceased to embody."