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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights bookshop, dies aged 101

8 days ago   |   By Up Worthy

Poet and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg's Howl went on to become a beloved icon of San Francisco
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Nurtured the Beats, Dies at 101

9 days ago   |   By Up Worthy

An unapologetic proponent of “poetry as insurgent art,” he was also a publisher and the owner of the celebrated San Francisco bookstore...
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Beat Poet and Publisher, Dies at 101

9 days ago   |   By The Wrap

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet and bookseller whose San Francisco store City Light Books was the nexus of the Beat movement in the 1950s and '60s, died Monday at age 101.
Ferlinghetti died at his San Francisco home of lung cancer, his son Lorenzo Ferlinghetti told the Associated Press.
He became famous as the publisher of Beat Generation figures like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg and famously stood trial in 1957 on obscenity charges for publishing Ginsberg's anti-establishment poem “Howl.” He was acquitted on charges of “willfully and lewdly” printing “indecent writings” in a major...
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