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Happy 95th birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!
Happy 95th birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!

He published Allen Ginsberg and gave the Beat Generation a literary home, won a landmark anti-censorship case and still runs an independent bookstore in San Francisco. Happy 95th birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti! Ferlinghetti was born on March 24, 1919. He was raised in the U.S. and France by an aunt and family friends. He fought at Normandy during World War II and ended up in Nagasaki weeks after the atomic bomb hit. Upon his return, he married and made his way to San Francisco, where he opened City Lights Bookstore and magazine. City Lights soon also became a publisher, famously publishing Ginsberg's poetry book "Howl" in 1956. Ferlinghetti fought the obscenity trial he...

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