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Howl and Other Poems
Allen Ginsberg
0872860175
July 1991
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Book Review
The epigraph for Howl is from Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!" Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg published a volume of poetry which broke so many social taboos that copies were impounded as obscene, and the publisher, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, was arrested. The court case that followed found for Ginsberg and his publisher, and the publicity made both the poet and the book famous. Ginsberg went on from this beginning to become a cultural icon of sixties radicalism. This works seminal place in the culture is indicated in Czeslaw Milosz's poetic tribute to Ginsberg: "Your blasphemous howl still resounds in a neon desert where the human tribe wanders, sentenced to unreality". --This text refers to the...


City Lights Books
Ralph T. Cook
0810826216
Jan 1992
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Book Description
Since 1955, City Lights Bookshop in San Francisco has published over 230 titles and its 1,500 authors include Jack Kerouac, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Hilda Doolittle, Allen Ginsberg, Goethe, Walt Whitman, Gregory Corso, and Karl Marx. Provides complete information on all City Lights publications from 1955 through 1990.

About the Author
Ralph T. Cook (BBA, National University, San Diego, CA) is a former rare book dealer and editor of a little magazine, "Atticus Review". He has studied the Beat Generation writers for the past 20 years and is the author of "The City Lights Pocket Poets Series: A Descriptive Bibliography" (1982).


A Coney Island of the Mind
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
0811200418
Oct 1974
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Howl and Other Poems, Vol. 4
Allen Ginsberg
0872863107
January 1996
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Book Review
The epigraph for Howl is from Walt Whitman: "Unscrew the locks from the doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!" Announcing his intentions with this ringing motto, Allen Ginsberg published a volume of poetry which broke so many social taboos that copies were impounded as obscene, and the publisher, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, was arrested. The court case that followed found for Ginsberg and his publisher, and the publicity made both the poet and the book famous. Ginsberg went on from this beginning to become a cultural icon of sixties radicalism. This works seminal place in the culture is indicated in Czeslaw Milosz's poetic tribute to Ginsberg: "Your blasphemous howl still resounds in a neon desert where the human tribe wanders, sentenced to unreality".

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Her
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
0811200426
Dec 1960
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The Secret Meaning of Things
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
0811200450
Dec 1968
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Free Stallion: Poems
Amber Tamblyn
1416902597
August 2005
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From School Library Journal
Grade 10 Up–Tamblyn is an emerging writer with passion and commitment. Free Stallion is a compilation of poetry that amounts to a portrait of the artist as a teenager, from the very early years through post adolescence. Many of the selections are appropriately self-absorbed but move beyond journalistic catharsis to real insight and stunning language for one so young. In Dig, Tamblyn wants to distance herself with language that examines and classifies: Hollywood's got a face./Trophy wives with stitched-up sideburns/look like 3rd degree burn victims. Gutsy, she speaks frankly of sexuality. In Vibration she explores the limits of enjambment: Drop your weapons–/pick up my hip attachment./Screw it,/on./I'm suing for a-sexual harassment. In Moths she writes with the same desire to push language a...


Starting from San Francisco
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
0811200469
Oct 1967
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Life Studies, Life Stories: Drawings
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
0872864219
January 2004
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Book Description
Close to 100 figurative drawings in black and white, and in color, mostly nudes in love or strife, some "disastered by life," some with incisive or caustic words integrated in the images. This is a retrospective of Ferlinghetti's graphic work and play, ranging from his early drawings made in Paris ateliers, to yesterday's sessions sketching models in his San Francisco studio.Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights Books, author of A Coney Island of the Mind and Pictures of the Gone World, among numerous other books, has been drawing from life since his student days in Paris where he frequented the Academie Julien and where he did his first oil painting.

About the Author
Lawerence Ferlinghetti is the famous Beat poet and painter who founded City Lights Books in...


Wild Dreams of a New Beginning
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
0811210758
Dec 1988
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European Poems and Transitions
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
0811210847
Dec 1988
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Routines
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
0811214788
April 2001
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Choice
Powerful feeling and fecund imagination...

Book Description
A reissue of Ferlinghetti's very short experimental plays (1965) with three new plays added to the original thirteen. In this collection Ferlinghetti takes a revolutionary look at modern theater and explores the area between old-style drama and spontaneous improvisation by supplying a blueprint for dramatic action—an outline from which director and actors may create and interpret freely. In one called '"Our Little Trip" two men in conservative suits wind themselves in and out of a long bandage while a questioner circles them seeking Meaning. "Servants of the People" puts on political podium hogs in torrents of cliches. "Bearded Lady 'Dies'" features the Second Coming all decked out for newspaper coverage.


California the Beautiful
Galen A. Rowell
0941807673
April 2002
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Book Description
As America stands to the rest of the world, so stands California to America - a bright shining promise of endless possibility. This exquisite celebration of "California The Beautiful" is both a portrait of the diverse natural beauty of the Golden State and through the incredible voices of its writers, a testament to the ever-renewing spirit that it has come to embody. Aldous Huxley, British author turned Hollywood resident, described the California dream as "This great crystal of light, whose base is as large as Europe and whose height for all practical purposes, is infinite." Among the other authors offering praise are Maya Angelou, Mary Austin, Ray Bradbury, Joan Didion, Gretel Ehrlich, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, M.F.K. Fisher, Robertson Jeffers, Jack Kerouac, Clarence King, Jack London, Henry Miller,...


These Are My Rivers
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
0811212734
Dec 1994
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From Publishers Weekly
Combining a Whitmanesque celebration of the earthy with a nod to the surrealist tradition, Ferlinghetti (Wild Dreams of a New Beginning) blasted his way into public consciousness with the 1958 publication of A Coney Island of the Mind, marking him as one of the Beat poets, though his more refined poetic sensibility showed just how different he was from what "Beat" came to mean. This compendium of work from throughout his career, including 27 new poems, reveals an ongoing interest in matters political and sexual. Unlike Ginsberg, whose Collected Poems showed an artist struggling with decline and decay, Ferlinghetti seems to maintain his calm in the face of age; "The Rebels," from a 1984 collection, shows a remarkable stylistic similarity to his famous 1958 "Constantly Risking Absurdity." But where the latter poem...


A Far Rockaway of the Heart
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
0811213471
May 1997
Hardcover
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From Booklist
By beginning the first poem with the line, "Everything changes and nothing changes," Ferlinghetti invites the reader to visit old haunts, seek new stomping grounds, and hang out in his poetic world long enough to notice all that is altered and all that has stayed the same. A Far Rockaway of the Heart is a sequel to Ferlinghetti's 1950s Beat generation book, A Coney Island of the Mind, and reveals how he has weighted the scales this time more to heart-side than mind, offering a far more personalized narrative of familial, poetical, and social history. Although Ferlinghetti attempts to make political commentary and interject real-life lingo, it often appears, not witty or insightful, but obvious, not hip or in tune, but cliche, past tense. What seems startling is the subtle ways in which Ferlinghetti, too, has...


The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Tour
Bill Morgan
0872864170
June 2003
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Book Description
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.

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A Far Rockaway of the Heart
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
0811213986
Sept 1998
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From Booklist
By beginning the first poem with the line, "Everything changes and nothing changes," Ferlinghetti invites the reader to visit old haunts, seek new stomping grounds, and hang out in his poetic world long enough to notice all that is altered and all that has stayed the same. A Far Rockaway of the Heart is a sequel to Ferlinghetti's 1950s Beat generation book, A Coney Island of the Mind, and reveals how he has weighted the scales this time more to heart-side than mind, offering a far more personalized narrative of familial, poetical, and social history. Although Ferlinghetti attempts to make political commentary and interject real-life lingo, it often appears, not witty or insightful, but obvious, not hip or in tune, but cliche, past tense. What seems startling is the subtle ways in which Ferlinghetti, too, has...

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