Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Long Live Man
Gregory Corso


Long live Man! sings the poet Gregory Corso – despite atom bombs and computers, cold wars that get hot and togetherness that isn’t, too many cars and too little love… and in these poems he celebrates the wonders (and the laughs and griefs) of being a man alive.

Paperback, 100pp
New Directions, 1962
ISBN 9780811200257


GREGORY CORSO was born in New York City in 1930. In 1956, he moved to the West Coast where he contributed to the extraordinary artistic ferment of the era, becoming a central figure in the emerging Beat Generation literary movement. Since 1961, he has alternated travel and residence in Europe and New York with teaching residencies. He has published seven previous book sin the U.S. since 1955.