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A Coney Island of the Mind (50th Anniversary Edition) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0811217477
ISBN-10: 0811217477
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The descendant of Whitman and Williams, Ferlinghetti's poems are clear, yet full of keen observation and witty perception. -- Jeff Poniewaz

About 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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: New Directions; 1 edition (April 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811217477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811217477
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.5 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Coney Island of the Mind has been around so long it's easy to take it for granted. Give this perfect edition another look: apart from one or two weaker poems that sound like Zippy Beatnik parodies, it's a surprisngly strong collection. Support LF while's he's still with us: there's even a cd reading that sounds like George Carlin preparing at home. Buy it.
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First purchased in paperback in the 60's, this went missing even as my brain, 50 years later, wanted to experience it again. The CD is lovely (driving around listening to Ferlinghetti read his poetry on your car CD player ... a mind blower, for sure), the book itself is perfectly reproduced ... what's not to love? The poems themselves might seem a little dated if you are stuck in your own time zone (as would Shakespeare, if he weren't Holy) ...but you know, there's a lot of interesting stuff going on here.
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The 50th Ann. Edition is a "must have" The encluded CD, with Ferlinghetti reading (more correctly interpreting)his beautiful, poignant and still relevant poetry takes me back to the "City Lights" bookstore in San Francisco listening to Ferlinghetti, Ginsburg, et. al.
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By Ghost on November 2, 2008
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I am still waiting for mine, but read someone elses. I love ferlenghetti and to have his signature - magic.
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This is the first poetry that I ever read and enjoyed. I discovered Ferlinghetti in the 60s in high school. He spoke to my generation. I still love his work. It's a great trip down memory lane, when things outside of ourselves still mattered. This great new edition had a CD of the author reading his poems.
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