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Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a poet and the proprietor of City Lights Bookstore in North Beach. Considered the Godfather of the Beats, in the 60s he owned a cabin in Big Sur that became the focal point of Jack Kerouac's 1962 novel Big Sur.

Of Brautigan, he said: "As an editor, I always kept waiting for Richard to grow up as a writer," he says now. "I never could stand cute writing. He could never be an important writer — like Hemingway — with that childish voice of his. Essentially he had a naïf style, a style based on a childlike perception of the world. The hippie cult was itself a childlike movement. I guess Richard was all the novelist the hippies needed. It was a nonliterate age."

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Websites


Lawrence Ferlinghetti at City Lights(external link)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Literary Kicks
Ferlinghetti at Jack Magazine

Interviews


Troiano, Jeff. "A Conversation with Lawrence Ferlinghetti(external link)" San Francisco Reader.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti with Quicy Troupe(external link) Lannan Readings & Conversations 15 Oct. 2003

Poems


I Am Waiting

Articles


A selection of articles from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Poetry as News"(external link) column, which appears regularly in The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, can be found on the City Lights site.