A Coney Island of the Mind

A Coney Island of the Mind

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by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
     
 

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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. Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island of the Mind has become a modern classic. It has

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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. Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island of the Mind 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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Francis Ford Coppola
“Lawrence gets you laughing then hits you with thetruth.”
Bob Dylan
“A brave man and a brave poet.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811217613
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
05/25/2008
Edition description:
50th Anniversary Edition, Signed Limited
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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A Coney Island of the Mind 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel like everytime I see this book, I am inclined to buy it. I have several Copies, including one from the 50's. This is my favorite book of all time and I reccomend it to anyone. My two goals in life are to meet Lawerence Ferlinghetti and to save a life. I hope that they both come true.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw Lawrence Ferlinghetti speak at the Pirate's Alley Society Words and Music 2000 in New Orleans. His poetry rings true and his energy was amazing. He discovered a poet 'Joe Plum' and drew large crowds to the event.I nominate him for sainthood.