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.

"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

Bill Morgan is a painter and archival consultant working in New York City. He is the author of The Beat Generation in New York: A Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac's City.

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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