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The title of this book is taken from Henry Miller's "Into the Night Life" 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.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780811200417
Audience: Undergraduate
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 93
Publication Date: 1 Feb 1968
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 20.3(H) x 13.2(L) x 0.8(W)
Weight (gm): 109

 

Reviews

"Lawrence gets you laughing then hits you with the truth." -- Francis Ford Coppola "A brave man and a brave poet." -- Bob Dylan

 

Author Biography

The poet, publisher, and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti, born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919, has received the Robert Frost Memorial Medal and the first Literarian Award of the National Book Foundation. He is the subject of Christopher Felver's new film documentary, Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder.
A Coney Island of the Mind: Poems
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