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Remembering Al Bendich, the Lawyer that won the “Howl” Trial

On June 3rd, 1957, an undercover customs officer entered City Lights Bookstore and purchased a copy of Howl and Other Poems (1956) by Allen Ginsberg. He promptly arrested Shig Murao, the store’s manager. And later Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the publisher of … Continue reading

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