A Blue Hand - Deborah Baker

A Blue Hand: Allen Ginsberg and the Beats in India
Deborah Baker

Allen Ginsberg was in thrall to a tired idea: Disillusioned Westerner goes to mystic East in search of…what, exactly? A guru? An unlimited supply of drugs? Young boys? Nirvana? A wife? Or, like every pilgrim, did he simply cherish the belief that beyond the known world there exists a place where ailments are healed, the heart is filled, and demons are vanquished?”