Michael Horovitz chooses the poet and founder of the 'Beat Generation', Allen Ginsberg. With Matthew Parris. From 2013.
Matthew Parris is joined by Michael Horovitz who nominates fellow poet and founder of the 'Beat Generation', Allen Ginsberg, as his Great Life. Ginsberg's friend and biographer Barry Miles provides biographical detail of this colourful and controversial writer, who through his battle for free expression inspired American counter culture.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.