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City Lights Books

Overview
Works: 190 works in 218 publications in 1 language and 7,947 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  History  Biography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Artists' books 
Roles: Publisher, Book producer
Classifications: PS3513.I74, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by City Lights Books
The fall of America : poems of these States, 1965-1971 by Allen Ginsberg ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Beginning with 'long poem of these States, ' The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or sung condensed, the flux of car bus airplane dream consciousness Person during Automated Electronic War years, newspaper headline radio brain auto poesy & silent desk musings, headline flashing on road through these states of consciousness. . . ."--Jacket
The beats : a graphic history by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This revelatory and exhilarating and funny book not only tells us of the Beat generation, but of a time when we as individuals felt truly free. It is as fresh and pertinent as the latest scholarly history only far more entertaining"--Studs Terkel
Planet news, 1961-1967 by Allen Ginsberg ( Book )
2 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Planet News collecting seven years' Poesy scribed to 1967 begins with electronic politics disassociation & messianic rhapsody TV Baby in New York, continues picaresque around the globe, elan perceptions notated at Mediterranean, Galilee & Ganges till next breakthrough, comedown Poem at heart & soul last days in Asia The Change 1963; tenement doldrums & police-state paranoia in Manhattan then half year behind Socialist Curtain climaxed as Kral Majales May King Prague 1965, same years' erotic gregariousness writ as Who Be Kind To for International Poetry Incarnation Albert Hall London; next trip West Coast thru center America Midwest Wichita Vortex Sutra ... at last across Atlantic Wales Visitation promethian text recollected in emotion revised in tranquility continuing tradition of ancient Nature Language mediates between psychedelic inspiration and humane ecology & integrated acid classic Unitive Vision with democratic eyeball particulars-book closes on politics to exorcise Pentagon phantoms who cover Earth with dung-colored gas."--Jacket
Howl, and other poems by Allen Ginsberg ( Book )
4 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ginsberg's 1956 collection of poems created a sensation, becoming the subject of an obscenity trial and changing the literary landscape forever
The teeth-mother naked at last by Robert Bly ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beat Zen, square Zen, and Zen by Alan Watts ( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Golden sardine by Bob Kaufman ( Book )
3 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems, 1943-1966 by Philip Lamantia ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hunk of skin by Pablo Picasso ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reclaiming San Francisco : history, politics, culture : a City Lights anthology ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems to Fernando by Janine Pommy-Vega ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten years that shook the city : San Francisco 1968-1978 : a reclaiming San Francisco book by Chris Carlsson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A collection of first-person and historical essays spans the tumultuous decade from 1968, the year of the San Francisco State College strike, to 1978 and the twin traumas of the Jonestown massacre and the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. This volume provides a broad look at the diverse ways those ten years shook the City and shaped the world we live in today. From community gardening to environmental justice, gay rights and other identity-based social movements, anti-gentrification efforts, neighborhood arts programs and more, many of the initiatives whose origins are described here have taken root and spread far beyond San Francisco."--Jacket
More mishaps by Carl Solomon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the cries of the birds by Lawrence Ferlinghetti ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ship of bells by George Hitchcock ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wichita vortex sutra by Allen Ginsberg ( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Instructions for undressing the human race by Fernando Alegría ( Book )
in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cups by Robin Blaser ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The webbing by Drummond Hadley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bomb by Gregory Corso ( Book )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
City lights bookstore
San Francisco (Calif.)
Languages
English (59)
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