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City Lights Books

Overview
Works: 219 works in 253 publications in 2 languages and 9,817 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Manuscripts  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Fiction  Personal correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 1,071 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 )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 724 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 701 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 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annotated version of Ginsberg's classic is the poet's own re-creation of the revolutionary work's composition process, along with anecdotes and an intimate look at the poet's writing techniques
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 370 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"--
Three to kill by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 348 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 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beat Zen, square Zen, and Zen by Alan Watts( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden sardine by Bob Kaufman( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunk of skin by Pablo Picasso( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming San Francisco : history, politics, culture : a City Lights anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proprioception by Charles Olson( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red cats : English versions by Anselm Hollo( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years that shook the city : San Francisco 1968-1978 : a reclaiming San Francisco book( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 182 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
Poems to Fernando by Janine Pommy-Vega( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lunch poems by Frank O'Hara( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Important poems by the late New York poet published in The New American Poetry, Evergreen Review, Floating Bear and stranger places. Often this poet, strolling through the noisy splintered glare of a Manhattan noon, has paused at a sample Olivetti to type up thirty or forty lines of ruminations, or pondering more deeply has withdrawn to a darkened ware- or firehouse to limn his computed misunderstandings of the eternal questions of life, coexistence, and depth, while never forgetting to eat lunch, his favorite meal."--Jacket
More mishaps by Carl Solomon( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the cries of the birds by Lawrence Ferlinghetti( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The beats : a graphic history
Alternative Names
City Lights

City lights bookstore

San Francisco (Calif.)

城市之光書店

Languages
English (61)

French (1)

Covers
Planet news, 1961-1967Howl, and other poemsThree to killReclaiming San Francisco : history, politics, culture : a City Lights anthologyTen years that shook the city : San Francisco 1968-1978 : a reclaiming San Francisco bookLunch poems