Books published by City Lights Books


Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

City Lights Books | August 22, 2019 | 144 pages
An Iraq War vet's bracing, visionary response to the challenge posed by global warming and his hope in the humanities.  More Info

Writing on the Wall

City Lights Books | February 1, 2015 | 333 pages
From the first slave writings to contemporary hip hop, the canon of African American literature offers a powerful counter-narrative to dominant notions of American culture, history, and politics. Resonant with voices of prophecy and resistance, the African American literary tradition runs deep with... More Info

The Beats Abroad

City Lights Books | October 1, 2015 | 262 pages
The international phase of the Beat Generation's story, documenting their travels and the tremendous influence it had on their writing.  More Info

The Bell Tolls for No One

City Lights Books | July 14, 2015 | 225 pages
Previously uncollected pulp fiction by the 20th century American master.  More Info

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career

City Lights Books | May 12, 2015 | 212 pages
One of the longest relationships between a publisher and a writer, documented in an intimate correspondence spanning their respective careers.  More Info

Making the Future

City Lights Books | March 15, 2010 | 200 pages
Chomsky presents short, forceful commentaries on U.S. politics, from the domestic economic crisis to Obama's strategies in Afghanistan and around the world.  More Info

Dear White America

City Lights Books | January 10, 2012 | 200 pages
""Sparing neither family nor self. he considers how the deck has always been stacked in his and other white people's favor. His candor is invigorating."-Publishers Weekly"One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation."-Michael Eric DysonThe old notion... More Info