The Beat Generation in San Francisco
The Beat Generation in San Francisco
A Literary Guidebook
Photographs by Allen Ginsberg
Edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A blow-by-blow unearthing of the places where the Beat writers first came to full bloom: the flat where Ginsberg wrote "Howl;" Gary Snyder's zen cottage in Berkeley; the ghostly railroad yards where Kerouac and Cassady toiled; the pads where Jack & Neal & Carolyn lived; Ferlinghetti's favorite haunts. This meticulous guide also brings to light never-before-heard stories about Corso, Bob Kaufman, DiPrima, Kyger, Lamantia and other West Coast Beats. A entertaining read as well as a practical walking (and driving) tour that covers the entire Bay Area. With an introduction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Praise for The Beat Generation in San Francisco:

"For travellers who wish to drive and walk the paths of the Beats and Bohemians; San Francisco is your destination and your luggage is this book... and the obligatory packet of cigarettes of course as every Beat loves a good smoke or two." —Book Spew

Title The Beat Generation in San Francisco
Subtitle A Literary Guidebook
Author Bill Morgan
Photographs by Allen Ginsberg
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 May 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 240 p.
ISBN-10 0872864170
ISBN-13 9780872864177
Publication Date 01 May 2003
Main content page count 240
Dimensions 4.3 x 8.5 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.95

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