John Fante: The Spirit of Los Angeles

John Fante: The Spirit of Los Angeles

Some 35 years ago, Charles Bukowski wrote, “Fante was my god”—and with those four words, he brought John Fante and his great books back out of near-obscurity. The quote is from the preface Bukowski wrote for the 1980 Black Sparrow Press reissue of Fante's 1939 novel Ask the Dust, his semi-auto... [ more ]

California’s Wild Coast: Poet Robinson Jeffers

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“The greatest beauty is organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things, the divine beauty of the universe.” -- from “The Answer” by Robinson Jeffers Within his lifetime, the work of Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was at various points revered, deliberately shunned, and generally neglected. In 1932, the poet was featured on the cover of Time magazine; but by 1948 his publisher, Random House... [ more ]

Five Los Angeles Writers

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It's a town well-known for the Silver Screen—a place where dreamers flock in search of stardom, celebrity, fame, and fortune. But beyond the glitz and glam of Hollywood Boulevard, Rodeo Drive, and movie studio backlots, the City of Angels possesses a rich, complex literary history that transcends genres, styles, and aesthetics. While perhaps not quite the powerhouse of arts and letters as some of t... [ more ]

Upcoming Event

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The 49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held Feb. 12-14, 2016, at the Pasadena Convention Center. For more information, please visit cabookfair.com.

February 12th, 2016 - February 14th, 2016

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