San Francisco Stories: Tales of the City

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It falls down. It burns up. It goes Beatnik in the fifties and crazy in the sixties. It stays elegant throughout. Every city has its stories, but San Francisco seems to have more than most. From Jack Kerouac on working on the railroad to Anne Lamott on getting kicked out of the cafe scene, and from Jack London on the 1906 earthquake to Tom Wolfe on the acid tests of the 1960s, San Francisco Stories collects the most outstanding writings about the city from some of the most distinguished authors of the last 150 ...
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It falls down. It burns up. It goes Beatnik in the fifties and crazy in the sixties. It stays elegant throughout. Every city has its stories, but San Francisco seems to have more than most. From Jack Kerouac on working on the railroad to Anne Lamott on getting kicked out of the cafe scene, and from Jack London on the 1906 earthquake to Tom Wolfe on the acid tests of the 1960s, San Francisco Stories collects the most outstanding writings about the city from some of the most distinguished authors of the last 150 years.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780877016694
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/1/1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John Miller has edited a number of intriguing anthologies for Chronicle Books, including Lust and White Rabbit. He runs Big Fish Books, a packaging company in San Francisco.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Black Shiny FBI Shoes 3
Arriving in San Francisco 17
Letters to Caitlin 19
Nothing to See in San Francisco 25
The Moochers Have a Crisis 31
The Castro 39
What Is Remembered 83
A Generation of Swine 97
When the Beatniks Were Social Lions 100
The Legatee 105
The Van Nessiad 105
Rules of the Game 110
In San Francisco 123
October in the Railroad Earth 143
The Golden Gate 158
Romantic Intermezzo 168
The Gold of California 176
Levi's Pants 177
The Road to Development 177
San Francisco Letter 179
Lost Horizon 187
The Only Real Day 197
An Eastern View of the San Francisco School 209
Where I Am 221
No Cross, No Crown 224
The Fire 245
Seeing the Sights in San Francisco 251
In Golden Gate Park That Day 259
Almost 86'ed 262
That Was San Francisco 271
Blood of the Lamb Gospel Church, Turk Street off Fillmore, San Francisco 280
Early Rising as Regards Excursions to the Cliff House 282
The Fashions 289
Farewell 290
Author Biographies 293
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