San Francisco: City Lights Books and Harper & Row, 1980 First edition. Quarto. xi, 254pp. Profusely illustrated from photographs. Extensive bibliography, index. Green cloth, gilt. A fine copy in slightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket. History of the literary scene in San Francisco, from the oral traditions of the Costanoan Indians through the twentieth century. Includes biographies of the city's literary luminaries. Covers the Bohemian Club authors, Les Jeunes of the 1890's, the Carmel literary colony, the writers of the 1930's, World War II literary renaissance, the anti-Vietnam War movement, the beginnings of the Rock Era, etc. Ferlinghetti, Beat poet & novelist, was founder of City Lights Books in San Francisco. Nancy Peters was co-director of City Lights Books.. (Inventory #: 7924)
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