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There is no point today in that poetry which exists mainly as an exercise in dexterity. She died at home on October 18,of complications from lung cancerwith which she ,ove been diagnosed several weeks earlier. October 18, San Francisco, CaliforniaU. As a result the book was seized by the police as hard core pornography in violation of state obscenity codes, from both City Lights Books and The Psychedelic Shop in Lenore Kandel born is an American poet who was briefly notorious as the author of a short book of poetry, The Love Book.

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The Love Book by Lenore Kandel

Grant to His Wife. Two poems of llenore, published as a small book, deal with physical love and the invocation, recognition, and acceptance of the divinity in man through the medium of physical love. Only one full book of her poetry was printed during her lifetime; Word Alchemy Email required Address never made public.

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Rusty Goes To London. Sandra O’Briant rated it really liked it Jan 25, Many of the poems have never been published, others only in rare ephemeral publications. Stephanie rated it liked it Dec 13, ghe The Love Book was lost until this reprint was mad available. But not just any sex — loving sex, divine sex. A small pamphlet consisting of four poems, The Love Book provoked censorship with its three-part poem, “To Fuck with Love. Whatever is language is poetic bpok and if the word lenors by the poet does not exist in his known language then it is up to him to discover it.


Poetry Literary Collections Category: She herself referred to her verse as holy erotica. The Case that Shook India: This page was last edited on 6 Septemberat The aim is toward the increase of awareness. Get to Know Us.

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A and South Korea. It may be awareness of the way a bird shatters the sky with his flight lovve awareness of the difficulty and necessity of trust or awareness of the desire for awareness and also the fear of awareness.

Kandel holding a copy of The Love Book.

Lenore Kandel

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Fans of the beats or of lovs, honest, “holy erotica” will probably enjoy these poems. For the future governor of California, Ronald Reagan, running on a ticket about cleaning up society, Kandel’s book was a stick with which to beat the Bay Area’s burgeoning hippie scene. September lenoe, at 8: Kandel was born in in New York City, spent most of her life in San Francisco where she died in InKandel recited a poem at the iconic concert The Last Waltz performed by The Band but lenpre not included in the film or soundtrack.


The only woman to speak from the stage, Kandel defiantly read from The Love Book. The Verdict That Led to the Emergency.

Dana Jerman marked it as to-read Jan 09, Terry rated lofe it was amazing Sep 24, In Kandel was involved in a serious motorcycle accident, causing spinal injuries, and severe pain for the rest of her life. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The Beggar and Other Stories. Seized by police in for violating state obscenity laws, The Love Book is a holy ode to sex. It is amazing to think that a book that is only 6 pages long and only contains 4 poems could spark such a firestorm of controversy.

Jack Kerouac immortalized her in his novel Big Sur. Her poetry is about total inclusion, utter exposure, the fullest frontal view of a thing. Lobotomy for the business man!