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Wed Mar 20, 2019, 07:22 PM Mar 2019

Ferlinghetti celebrated as 100th birthday nears

For many of us the Beats were the Source as one writer dubbed them. The last, as far as I know, to survive is the wonderful poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti who turns 100 on March 24th. San Francisco, where Ferlinghetti started the City Lights bookstore in 1957, has several celebrations planned. I have only been there a couple of times but to me it's a must for anyone who appreciates not only independent bookstores but also American poetry and the contributions of the Beats. A good article on him from the Guardian:


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Ferlinghetti celebrated as 100th birthday nears (Original Post) Bradshaw3 Mar 2019 OP
A book he wrote truly influenced me -- 'Quantum Physics For Laymen', I think. A great man. byronius Mar 2019 #1
He put on the reading of Howl that got them arrested Bradshaw3 Mar 2019 #2
Of the beats Mendocino Jul 2019 #3


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2. He put on the reading of Howl that got them arrested
Wed Mar 20, 2019, 10:02 PM
Mar 2019

Not as well known of course as Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs but still important in 20th Century American literature.

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