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The title of this book is taken from Henry Miller's and expresses the way Lawrence Ferlinghetti felt about these poems when he wrote them during a short period in the 1950's--as if they were, taken together, a kind of Coney Island of the mind, a kind of circus of the soul.

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Includes 29 poems revolving around the title, selections written for oral readings with jazz accompaniment, and 13 previously published poems.

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Ferlinghetti's has become a modern classic. It has been translated into nine languages and there are now three-quarters of a million copies in print.

About the Author

Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919. After receiving an A.B. degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a stint in the Navy during World War II, and after working in the mail room at Time Magazine and living in Paris where he received a Doctorat de l'Universite from the Sorbonne, Ferlinghetti eventually settled in San Francisco, where he and Peter D. Martin founded the first all-paperback bookstore in the country, City Lights Books. Besides being named San Francisco's first poet laureate, he has received The Before Columbus Foundation "Lifetime Achievement Award." Most recently he has also been writing a weekly column, "Poetry as News," for the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811200417
Subtitle:
Poems
Author:
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
Author:
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
Publisher:
New Directions
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
New Directions Paperback No. 74
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
January 1968
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
93
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.3 in 0.24 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Includes 29 poems revolving around the title, selections written for oral readings with jazz accompaniment, and 13 previously published poems.
"Synopsis" by , Ferlinghetti's has become a modern classic. It has been translated into nine languages and there are now three-quarters of a million copies in print.
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