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San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets
San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets
by David Meltzer
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Interviews. SAN FRANCSCO BEAT: TALKING WITH THE POETS is an essential archive of the Bear Generation, as rich moment in a fortunate place. America, somnolent, conformist, and paranoid in the 1950s, was chaged forever by a handful of people who refused an... (read more)

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Insurgent Muse (02 Edition)
Insurgent Muse (02 Edition)
by Terry Wolverton
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In the 1970s, the West Coast feminist art movement coalesced around the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles, founded by artist Judy Chicago. Arriving as a young art student in 1976, Terry Wolverton stayed on to become a teacher and co-founder of the... (read more)

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Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975
Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975
by Roxann Dunbar Ortiz
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Cultural Writing. Memoir. Native American Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. In this book, a founder of the feminist movement tells of her life as a radical activist and revolutionary. In 1968, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz became a founding member of the early... (read more)

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Book of Dreams
Book of Dreams
by Jack Kerouac
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Cultural Writing. Memoir. Introduction by Robert Creeley. BOOK OF DREAMS is Jack Kerouac's record of his dream life, a parallel autobiography of the soul, the sleeper's On the Road: "I got my weary eyes out of bed and through eyes swollen with sleep... (read more)

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Indigenous: Growing Up Californian
Indigenous: Growing Up Californian
by Cris Mazza
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Cris Mazza delivers a spirited rebuttal to pop-culture stereotypes about growing up female in Southern California. Coming of age in the 1970s and ’80s, Mazza’s memories aren’t about surfing, cheerleading or riding in convertibles... (read more)

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The Book of Jon
The Book of Jon
by Eleni Sikelianos
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With a seamless weave of letters, reminiscences, poems and journal entries, Sikelianos creates a loving portrait—and an unblinking indictment—of her father. Jon, a multitalented, eccentric visionary, emerges as a brilliant, charming... (read more)

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Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents
Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents
by Ellen Ullman
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A candid account of the life of a software engineer who runs a computer consulting business out of her live-work loft in San Francisco's multimedia gulch. Immersed in the abstract world of information, algorithms, and networks, she would like to give in... (read more)

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First Third and Other Writings
First Third and Other Writings
by Neal Cassady
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Immortalized as Dean Moriarty by Jack Kerouac in his epic novel, On the Road, Neal Cassady was infamous for his unstoppable energy and his overwhelming charm, his savvy hustle and his devil-may-care attitude. A treasured friend and traveling companion... (read more)

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Contributions to the History of the Situationist International and Its Time #02: The Consul: Contributions to the History of the Situationist International and Its Time, Volume II
Contributions to the History of the Situationist International and Its Time #02: The Consul: Contributions to the History of the Situationist International and Its Time, Volume II
by Ralph Rumney
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Fiction. Cultural Writing. Translation. Translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie, interviews by Gerard Berreby in collaboration with Giulio Minghini and Chantal Osterreicher. Ralph Rumneyhas been in constant flight from the wreckage f postwar Europe... (read more)

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