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Coney Island of the mind

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Coney Island of the mind

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Published by Hutchinson in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementLawrence Ferlinghetti.
The Physical Object
Pagination94 p. ;
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19186228M

  A Coney Island of the Mind (Book): Ferlinghetti, Lawrence: Ferlinghetti is a national treasure, and his voice has become part of our collective conscience. Some of his most famous poems from this collection such as I Am Waiting and Junkman's Obbligato were created for jazz accompaniment. Written in the conservative post-war s, his poems still resonate, . At the beginning of the twentieth century, Coney Island was the uncontested epicenter of America's emerging mass culture. It was the quintessential American resort: the birthplace of the amusement park, the hot dog, and the roller coaster. Its history is one of breathtaking transformation and re-invention. Celebrated for its glittering amusement parks and its 3/5(1).

  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 's—as if they were, taken together, a kind of Coney Island of the mind, a kind of circus of the soul/5(30). I first found Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind while an undergraduate, finding the wry attacks on the established order refreshing and invigorating. Ferlinghetti protests and rages against the madness of the nuclear age, against the misuse of religion and politics to enslave humanity, and against the colossal indifference that allows all this to happen.

Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind continues to be the most popular poetry book in the U.S. It has been translated into nine languages, and there are nearly 1,, copies in print. It has been translated into nine languages, and there are nearly 1,, copies in print.   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. 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 Brand: New Directions Publishing Corporation.


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In Lawrence Ferlinghetti cofounded City Lights, the first paperback bookstore in the United States, a Mecca for millions. His Coney Island of the Mind is one of the best-selling volumes of poetry by any living American poet. Born in Yonkers, New York, inFerlinghetti has received the Robert Frost Memorial Medal and the first Literarian Award of the National Book by: A Coney Island of the Mind book.

Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The title of this book is taken from Henry Miller's In /5. His Coney Island of the Mind is one of the best-selling volumes of poetry by any living American poet. Born in Yonkers, New York, inFerlinghetti has received the Robert Frost Memorial Medal and the first Literarian Award of the National Book Foundation.4/5(15).

The use of jazz on this recording seems a bit hit and miss to me. It certainly seems to have been recorded as background rather than an equal to Ferlinghetti's reading. I'm quite happy with this as I basically bought the CD to hear his reading of 'A Coney Island of /5(9).

Book Review: 'A Coney Island of the Mind,' By Lawrence Ferlinghetti For Alan Shapiro, reading Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poems was like an discovering an alternate universe. A Coney Island of the. A Coney Island of the Mind Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti 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 s—as if they were, taken together, a kind of Coney Island of the mind, a kind of circus of the soul.

A CONEY ISLAND OF THE MIND. POEMS. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence and a great selection of related books, art and. 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 's as if they were, taken together, a kind of Coney Island of the mind, a kind of circus of the soul."Cited by: A Coney Island of the Mind NPR coverage of A Coney Island of the Mind: Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Such an elaborate republication is highly appropriate--for time has revealed Coney Island of the Mind to be not only a book of great cultural importance, but Author: Rob Woodard.

Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind continues to be the most popular poetry book in the U.S. It has been translated into nine languages, and there are nearly 1, copies in print.

The author of poetry, plays, fiction, art criticism, and essays, he has a dozen books currently in print in the U.S., and his work has been translated in. From the groundbreaking "A Coney Island of the Mind" in to the personal epic of "Americus, Book I" inFerlinghetti has been the poetic conscience of America.

In this work, he offers--in prose--what poetry is, could be, and should be. #1 Bestseller in [pdf] [kindle] [epub] [tuebl] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 New Release >>. 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 '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. "A New Directions book." Includes index. Includes a newly recorded CD of the author reading the 29 poems from A Coney Island of the mind and selections from Pictures of the gone world.

Description: 94 pages ; 22 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.). Contents: A Coney Island of the mind --Oral messages --Poems from Pictures of the gone world.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights Books, author of A Coney Island of the Mind and Pictures of the Gone World, among numerous other books, has been drawing from life since his student days in Paris where he frequented the Academie Julien and where he did his first oil painting.

The title of the book is "A Coney Island of the Mind" which Ferlinghetti explains symbolizes a circus of the mind or soul, showing his frame of mind when he wrote these poems. His general tone is forlorn and pessimistic, seeming to despair of.

A Coney Island of the Mind: Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   A Coney Island of the Mind was, is, and always will be, a necessary joy.” –Barbara Berman, The San Francisco Chronicle, April 7, * “As a social phenomenon Coney Island of the Mind is truly remarkable.

With roughly a million copies in print, few poetry collections come anywhere close to matching its : Book Marks. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index of titles and first lines. Description: 93 pages ; 21 cm.

Contents: Coney Island of the mind --Oral messages --Poems from Pictures of the gone world ().Series Title. A Coney Island of The Mind (Special Edition) Poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Ferlinghetti is a national treasure, and his voice has become part of our collective conscience.

Some of his most famous poems from this collection such as “I Am Waiting” and “Junkman’s Obbligato” were created for jazz accompaniment. The title of this book is taken from Henry Miller's Into the Night Life. In it, Ferlinghetti expresses the way he felt during a short period in the s.

Taken together, his thoughts form a kind of Coney Island of the mind, a kind of circus of the soul. A Coney Island of the Mind has become a modern classic.The book immediately found a large audience, drawn to the poetry for its refreshing liberality, unconventionality, and humor.

This special edition presents the first section of that book, the sequence of twenty-nine poems called "A Coney Island of the Mind". R. B. Kitaj made two drawings in charcoal on handmade paper, one a portrait of the poet Brand: Arion Press.Lawrence Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island of the Mind, published inis a beat literature classic.

The book includes the following: Twenty-nine poems ; All poems in A Coney Island of the Mind are written in free verse; Each of the poems combines an unconventional structure and populist tone to capture the spirit of the times.