The Change

GINSBERG, Allen. The Change.

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Both versions, one with the rare misspelt cover

GINSBERG, Allen. The Change. [London]: Writers' Forum, 1963.

4to. Two copies. Original illustrated wrappers; staple bound; unpaginated [pp. 24]; light creasing to wrappers on both copies; both copies with slight toning to endpapers; first printing copy lacking staple binding; internally bright and clean, two near fine copies of a scarce Ginsberg collection.
First editions, first printing and second printing. First printing with author's name on the cover spelt incorrectly as "Ginsburg". There are approximately only 12 copies of the first printing existing in this state (Bob Cobbing, the publisher). There are two poems included in this publication, Poem: Upper India Express, May 1 1963, and The Change: Kyoto-Tokyo Express, July 18 1963. A key example of Ginsberg's travel poetry, The Change is marked by a blend of personal experience and broader existential reflection, with his travels in the early 1960s contributing to his exploration of global consciousness and the human condition. A central figure of the Beat Generation, Ginsberg's poetry often explores deeper existential questions, which is reflected in The Change as he contemplates how meditation, rather than drug use, might help in his introspection and self-exploration.