A Journey into the Beats' San Francisco ArtPlace series

Part art book part biography and part travel companion this guide explores the connection between a group of brash young writers known as the Beats and the eclectic and electric city that propelled them into the American consciousness Revealing the outrageous lives of the leading figures of the Beat generation this travel book also revisits the locations where they worked and played—including Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights bookstore Gallery Six where Allen Ginsberg debuted his masterpiece Howl and the jazz clubs Bohemian bars and flophouses described in the works of Jack Kerouac Providing readers with a unique guide for navigating their way through the streets of San Francisco this is a well researched depiction of the symbiotic relationship between a historic group of writers and their favorite stomping grounds