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City Lights Books

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Works: 236 works in 276 publications in 3 languages and 15,360 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Records and correspondence  Noir fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Publisher, Book producer, Distributor
Classifications: PS3513.I74, 811.54
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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 1,059 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
City lights pocket poets anthology by Lawrence Ferlinghetti( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A who's who of post-World War II American modernism, the poetry of the 1950s and 1960s avant-garde
The beats : a graphic history by Harvey Pekar( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 728 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 )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 695 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
A little matter of genocide : holocaust and denial in the Americas, 1492 to the present by Ward Churchill( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light from a nearby window : contemporary Mexican poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until quite recently, contemporary Mexican poetry has been little-known and virtually unavailable to English-speaking readers. This bilingual anthology includes twenty-one poets - twelve men and nine women - all of whom have received national and international recognition. In poems about sexuality and spirituality, politics and marginalization, history and tradition, urban and rural life, they write about the unique experience of being Mexican at the end of the millennium
Close to the machine : technophilia and its discontents : a memoir by Ellen Ullman( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ullman tries to balance her life, "close to the machine" as a computer programmer with the social and philosophical repercussions of her work
I greet you at the beginning of a great career : the selected correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955-1997 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1969, Allen Ginsberg wrote to his friend, fellow poet, and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Alas, telephone destroys letters!" Fortunately, however, by then the two had already exchanged a treasure trove of personal correspondence, and more than any other documents, their letters-intimate, opinionated, and action-packed-reveal the true nature of their lifelong friendship and creative relationship. Collected here for the first time, they offer an intimate view into the range of artistic vision and complementary sensibilities that fueled the genius of their literary collaborations. Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg were two of the twentieth century's most influential literary rebels, and their correspondence documents a time when both were rising to the peak of their notoriety and international fame, traveling, writing, publishing, and performing their poetry during times of unprecedented social and cultural experimentation and upheaval. Ferlinghetti was Ginsberg's publisher and editor, and the correspondence begins with a telegram from Lawrence after hearing Allen's legendary reading of "Howl" at the Six Gallery: "I greet you at the beginning of a great career. When do I get the manuscript?"The majority of the letters collected here have never before been published, and they span the period from 1955 until Ginsberg's death in 1997. Facsimiles and photographs enhance the collection, an evocative portrait of an inspiring and enduring relationship. Lawrence Ferlinghetti is an internationally renowned poet, painter, publisher, and founder of City Lights Books. Allen Ginsberg was a leading member of the Beat Generation and an award-winning poet best known as the author of Howl & Other Poems, among many other works"--
First World, ha ha ha! : the Zapatista challenge( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prone gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942-1995) rescued the French crime novel from the grip of stodgy police procedurals, restoring the noir edge by virtue of his post-1968 leftism. Manchette is a totem to a generation of French mystery writers, and his stories have inspired several films, including Claude Chabrol's "Nada."
Howl, and other poems by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in English and held by 383 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
Three to kill by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942-1995) rescued the French crime novel from the grip of stodgy police procedurals-restoring the noir edge by virtue of his post-1968 leftism. Today, Manchette is a totem to the generation of French mystery writers who came in his wake. Jazz saxophonist, political activist, and screen writer, Manchette was influenced as much by Guy Debord as by Gustave Flaubert
Causal mythology by Charles Olson( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teeth-mother naked at last by Robert Bly( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Points of departure : new stories from Mexico( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen short stories by contemporary Mexican authors born in the '50s and '60s, all well-established writers in the prime of their careers. Some have already achieved critical acclaim in the U.S., but many of these prize-winning authors who are quite popular in the Spanish-speaking world have never before been published in English
Beat Zen, square Zen, and Zen by Alan Watts( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden sardine by Bob Kaufman( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems, 1943-1966 by Philip Lamantia( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out with the stars : a novel by James Purdy( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the discovery of an anonymous libretto, a composer comes out of retirement to write an opera based on the life of the infamous novelist-turned-photographer Cyril Vane
Hunk of skin by Pablo Picasso( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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City lights pocket poets anthology
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The beats : a graphic historyPlanet news, 1961-1967A little matter of genocide : holocaust and denial in the Americas, 1492 to the presentLight from a nearby window : contemporary Mexican poetryClose to the machine : technophilia and its discontents : a memoirFirst World, ha ha ha! : the Zapatista challengeThe prone gunmanHowl, and other poems