Tag Archives: Beat Generation

Selections from The Beats Abroad by Bill Morgan

The Beats Abroad: A Global Guide to the Beat Generation presents the fourth installment in Bill Morgan’s Beat Guidebooks, this time chronicling the travels of America’s greatest countercultures’ many international visits. While the Beat Generation claims its roots in New … Continue reading

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I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career, the Letters of Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Allen Ginsberg

A telegram reading, “I greet you at the beginning of a great career. When do I get the manuscript of Howl?”  began the 42-year correspondence between Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg soon after the famed reading at the Six Gallery, … Continue reading

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The City Lights Books of Jack Kerouac

Most people think of Jack Kerouac as a novelist – and rightly so. His era-defining On the Road, foremost among a score of his other novels, is still in print after nearly sixty years and has become shorthand for the literary … Continue reading

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Interview with Poet Diane Di Prima

by Alisha Casey Diane di Prima, legendary feminist Beat writer, has just released her latest book of poetry, The Poetry Deal, the fifth volume in City Light’s San Francisco Poet Laureate Series. Her last collection with City Lights, Revolutionary Letters, was published … Continue reading

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Benefit for David Meltzer, Sunday, November 9, 2014

by Garrett Caples As we recently posted, David Meltzer has just undergone an operation to remove a cancerous tumor from his liver. The operation was a success and his recovery so far has been excellent. Nonetheless, his medical expenses have … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: The Poetry Deal by Diane di Prima

The Poetry Deal by Diane di Prima is the fifth volume in City Lights’ San Francisco Poet Laureate Series, a collection that focuses on each San Francisco Poet Laureate and highlights their best works over the years. This collection marks … Continue reading

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Trailer: Big Sur, the Film

This month, playing at The San Francisco International Film Festival is Big Sur, a film based on the 1962 autobiographical novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac. The novel’s a classic, one that City Lights staff member Don calls, … Continue reading

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