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

Poet and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s Howl went on to become a beloved icon of San FranciscoLawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, painter and political activist who co-founded the famous City Lights bookshop in San Francisco and became an icon of the city himself, has died aged 101. Ferlinghetti died at home on Monday night. His son Lorenzo said that the cause was interstitial lung disease. Related: Lawrence Ferlinghetti: ‘Most of the poets were on something, but somebody had to mind the shop’ Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-02-23 19:42:46 UTC ]
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