Synopses & Reviews
A blow-by-blow unearthing of the places where the Beat writers first came to full bloom: the flat where Ginsberg wrote "Howl;" Gary Snyderandrsquo;s zen cottage in Berkeley; the ghostly railroad yards where Kerouac and -Cassady toiled; the pads where Jack and Neal and Carolyn lived; Ferlinghettiandrsquo;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 Kerouacandrsquo;s City.
“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
An entertaining read as well as a practical walking (and driving) tour, this guide covers the entire Bay Area, and comes with an introduction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
A literary guide to San Francisco. It explores the places where the Beat writers came to full bloom: the flat where Ginsberg wrote "Howl"; the site of the Six Gallery; Gary Snyder's Zen cottage in Berkeley; and more. Based on interviews and research, it contains stories, anecdotes and photographs.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-221) and index.
The ultimate literary guide to San Francisco, packed with fabulous photos and scintillating anecdotes.
About the Author
Lawerence Ferlinghetti is the famous Beat poet and painter who founded City Lights Books in San Francisco.His most recent books are How To Paint Sunlight (poetry) and Love in the Days of Rage (fiction).