The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Tour
Editor : Bill Morgan
Publication date: 2003
City Lights Publishers
A tour of the locations in San Francisco and stories about various beat characters including Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. With an introduction 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.
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