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The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Tour

ISBN13: 9780872864177
ISBN: 0872864170
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $17.95
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Published Date:
Edition 1St Edition
Pages: 240
Average Goodreads rating: 4.21/5 (38 ratings)

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.

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.