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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, bedrock of the Beat Generation, dead at 101
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San Francisco, Feb 23, 2021 (AFP) - Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the last great poet of the Beat Generation who helped to establish the counter-culture movement of 1950s America through his City Lights bookshop and publishers, has died, the store announced Tuesday. He was 101.
"We love you, Lawrence," City Lights said on Twitter, adding that Ferlinghetti died on Monday.