Happy Birthday City Lights

City Lights At 60

Despite Jack Kerouac perhaps not playing that big of a role in the history of the City Lights Bookstore and City Lights Publishing (as far as I know they only published one or two poetry collections by Kerouac) I found it fitting to upload this post. Lawrence Ferlinghetti was a longtime friend of Kerouac, most famously letting Kerouac use his cabin at Bixby Canyon, which directly lead to Kerouac writing one of his best (and most honest, in a painful way) books in my opinion Big Sur. Which reminds me that I have yet to see the film adaptation of Big Sur that was released a few months ago – anybody seen that and what did you think?

Also, hats off to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who is apparently alive and well at 94!

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One Response to “Happy Birthday City Lights”
  1. Jnana Hodson says:

    Wow, only 60? Those marvelous books seemed classic way, way back when I was in high school.
    All the history.
    Maybe I’ll just have to reread my 75-cent Signet edition of Dharma Bums in commemoration.
    Speaking of changing times, I just noticed that my computer keyboard does not have a cents character. How much we take for granted.
    Thanks for the update.

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