Forthcoming Books from City Lights Publishers!

Here's a list of what we're working on now, and what we're planning for the immediate future. Take a look, tell your friends and sign up to receive an email alert to let you know as soon as they become available. When you place your order, you'll receive a 30% web-only discount.


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Old Angel Midnight
Jack Kerouac
"The only book I've ever written in which I've allowed myself to say absolutely anything I want . . ."—Jack Kerouac
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Save Twilight: Selected Poems
Pocket Poets Number 53
Julio Cortázar
Newly expanded edition of a classic: the first and only collection of Cortázar's poetry to appear in English.
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Breaking Through Power
It's Easier Than We Think
Ralph Nader
A Thomas Paine-style indictment of how wealthy corporations control politics and how average Americans, through democracy, can fight back and win.
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America at War with Itself
Henry A. Giroux
An eye-opening critique of how America's drift toward authoritarian intolerance is dividing the nation and intensifying social and political conflicts.
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Mephistos and Other Poems
Michael McClure
Eco-poetic innovations and ecstatic meditations from a founding member of the Beat Generation.
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Motherland Hotel
Yusuf Atılgan
Camus meets Orhan Pamuk, via Freud, in this existentialist novel by the father of Turkish modernism.
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and then we became
devorah major
Reaching from the kitchen table to the stars, ruminations on who we are, and how we became who we are.
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Lost Profiles
Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism
Philippe Soupault
Portraits and memoirs of modernist movements and writers by the co-founder of the Paris surrealist group.
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Whistleblower at the CIA
An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence
Melvin A. Goodman
A former CIA analyst tells the inside story of political corruption inside the CIA and what he did to stop it.
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Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry
Pocket Poets Number 17
Malcolm Lowry, Earle A. Birney
First collection of Lowry's poetic canon, including most of the Mexican verses related to his novel, Under the Volcano.