San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets. David Meltzer.
San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets

San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets

ISBN: 9780872863794
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Publishers, 2001. Uncorrected Advance Proof. Softcover. "San Francisco Beat is an essential remembrance of the Beat Generation, a rich moment in a fortunate place. America, somnolent, conformist, and paranoid in the 1950s, was changed forever by a handful of people who refused an existence of drudgery and enterprise, opting instead for a life of personal, spiritual, and artistic adventure. In these intimate, free-wheeling conversations, a baker's dozen of the poets of San Francisco talk about the scene then and now, the traditions of poetry, and about anarchism, globalism, Zen, the Bomb, the Kabbalah, and the Internet."(back cover) In this compilation of conversations conducted by & edited by poet David Meltzer, Diane di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Lamantia, Michael McClure, Jack Micheline, Gary Snyder & many other important figures look back on their work & lives during the San Francisco Beat era & after. This is an uncorrected advance proof, issued prior to its publication on June 15, 2001 as stated on a special page preceding the title page. A most desirable rarity in very fine condition, with only very slight wear to front & back covers. Very Fine. [Item #1567]

Price: $45.00