San Francisco Stories. John Miller, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Kerouac, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, H. L. Mencken, Kenneth Rexroth, William Saroyan, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dylan Thomas, Hunter S. Thompson, Alice B. Toklas, Mark Twain, Tom Wolfe.
San Francisco Stories
San Francisco Stories

San Francisco Stories

ISBN: 0877016690
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1990. Second Edition, Tenth Printing. Softcover. "It burns up. It goes Beatnik in the fifties and crazy in the sixties. It stays elegant throughout. Every city has its stories, but San Francisco seems to have more than most. From Jack Kerouac on working on the railroad...Jack London on the 1906 earthquake to Tom Wolfe on the acid tests of the 1960s, San Francisco Stories collects the most outstanding writings about the city from some of the most distinguished authors of the last 150 years." (from front flap) A compendium of writings on the legendary, literary city of San Francisco, California by many generations' worth of the most- & lesser- renowned American & world authors. Of course, our favorite strata, the Beat Generation/ San Francisco Renaissance, is especially represented by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Kerouac ("October in the Railroad Earth") & Kenneth Rexroth. Also contributions of classic essays, articles & excerpts by Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, H.L. Mencken, William Saroyan, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dylan Thomas, Hunter S. Thompson, Alice B. Toklas, Mark Twain, Tom Wolfe & many others- from the hyper-local to the national & global. Edited by John Miller. Trade-format softcover original in wrappers with flaps, a handsome production. First published in 1990, this copy is from the second edition (we presume, with second of two cover styles we have seen), tenth printing as indicated by number on copyright page (likely from first edition, first printing). Part of publisher's series of volumes on American cities & states as listed on rear flap. A convenient & most varied collection of writings with the common topic of the fabled, fog-shrouded "City on the Bay." In very fine, all-but-as-new condition with only very slight rubbing & a few short, faint creases & scratches to front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at upper edges & corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4410]

Price: $20.00