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  • Paperback
  • 93 pages
  • A Coney Island of the Mind
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • English
  • 03 February 2017
  • 0811200418

10 thoughts on “A Coney Island of the Mind

  1. says:

    This is one of the best selling poetry books of all time, and, although that is no guarantee of poetic excellence after all, Rod McKuen and Martin Farquar Tupper both sold a lot of books in their day it is a sign that the author had his finger on the pulse of his time, that his work embodies the yearnings and anxiety of a particular age.That is certainly true of Ferlinghetti s A Coney Island of the Mind 1958 No other book so perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the 60 s counterculture, the opt This is one of the best selling poetry books of ...


  2. says:

    In looking at the book page for this book, I am struck by how many people chose to include one of Ferlinghetti s poems In my opinion, what that says is that although some of the slanguage and cultural references may be a bit dated, these poems still resonat...


  3. says:

    my dad gave me his beat up copy of Coney Island when i was in junior high, and showed me 11 the poem he d recited for his forensics team when he was in high school that poetry could be that natural, funny and defiant shocked me, and i ve been hooked ever since this one is up there on the list ...


  4. says:

    One of the greatest influences of my teen years Meeting and working with him in 1984 was an experience I ll never forget Yeah, I still have my ancient copy of this book from the 1950 s


  5. says:

    in honor of one of my favorite beat poets, i will write this review without touching the shift keyand, of course, my thumb readily on the space taba collection of interesting visual poetry don t need to snap your fingers or wear blackor have a set of bongosfluid writi...


  6. says:

    the guy wrote a poem where marc chagall s mom is yelling at him but hekept right onpainting i love how sweet ferlinghetti s poems are i don t think he means them to be but they are.


  7. says:

    BY LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTIIn Golden Gate Park that daya man and his wife were coming alongthru the enormous meadowwhich was the meadow of the worldHe was wearing green suspendersand carrying an old beat up flutein one handwhile his wife had a bunch of grapeswhich she kept handing outindividuallyto various squirrelsas if eachwere a little jokeAnd then the two of them came onthru the enormous meadowwhich was the meadow of the worldand thenat a very still spot where the trees dreamedand seemed to hav BY LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTIIn Golden Gate Park that daya man and his wife were coming alongthru the enormous meadowwhich was the meadow of the worldHe...


  8. says:

    review of Lawrence Ferlinghetti s A Coney Island of the Mind by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE November 12, 2011 Rereading A Coney Island of the Mind for what might be the 1st time in 41 yrs felt like going home again by wch I mean that it feels like something that I m very familiar w even though I m not There s always the possibility that when one reads something in one s formative yrs that it becomes deeply instantiated Rereading this felt strangely comfortable like being w an old fr review of Lawrence Ferlinghetti s A Coney Island of the Mind by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE November 12, 2011 Rereading A Coney Island of the Mind for what might be the 1st time in 41 yrs felt like going home again by wch I mean that it feels like something that I m very familiar w even though I m not There s always the possibility that when one reads something in one s formative yrs that it becomes deeply instantiated Rereading this felt strangely comfortable like being w an old friend that I can trust Ferlinghetti was probably the 1st rebel poet I ever read When I did so, in the early 1970s, his literateness anti war attitudes j...


  9. says:

    I am leading a quiet life in Mike s Place every dayI hear America singing in the Yellow Pages I am leading a quiet life in Mike s Place every day watching the champs of the Dante Billiard Parlor and the French pinball addicts I am leading a quiet life on lower East Broadway I am an American I was an American boy I read the American Boy Magazine and became a boy scout in the suburbs I thought I was Tom Sawyer catching crayfish in the Bronx River and imagining the Mississippi I had a baseba I am leading a quiet life in Mike s Place every dayI hear America singing in the Yellow Pages I am leading a quiet life in Mike s Place every day watching the champs of the Dante Billiard Parlor and the French pinball addicts I am leading a quiet life on lower East Broadway I am an American I was an American boy I read the Ame...


  10. says:

    Throughout much of my youth I bore fealty to a single woman In junior high it was Nancy, half a foot taller than me, she of the checked skirts In high school and into college it was Rachel, artist, fabricator of her own clothing, the girl down the block Nothing came of these relationships in the ordinary sense We were friends, but the passion wasn t reciprocated I never really exp...


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A Coney Island of the Mind 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.


About the Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A prominent voice of the wide open poetry movement that began in the 1950s, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has written poetry, translation, fiction, theater, art criticism, film narration, and essays Often concerned with politics and social issues, Ferlinghetti s poetry countered the literary elite s definition of art and the artist s role in the world Though imbued with the commonplace, his poetry canno A prominent voice of the wide open poetry movement that began in the 1950s, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has written poetry, translation, fiction, theater, art criticism, film narration, and essays Often concerned with politics and social issues, Ferlinghetti s poetry countered the literary elite s definition of art and the artist s role in the world Though imbued with the commonplace, his poetry cannot be simply described as polemic or personal protest, for it stands on his craftsmanship, thematics, and grounding in tradition.Ferlinghetti was born in Yonkers in 1919, son of Carlo Ferlinghetti who was from the province of Brescia and Clemence Albertine Mendes Monsanto Following his undergraduate years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served in the U.S Navy in World War II as a ship s commander He received a Master s degree from Columbia University in 1947 and a Doctorate de l Universit de Paris Sorbonne in 1950 From 1951 to 1953, when he settled in San Francisco, he taught French in an adult education program, painted, and wrote art criticism In 1953, with Peter D Martin, he founded City Lights Bookstore, the first all paperbound bookshop in the country, and by 1955 he had launched the City Lights publishing house.The bookstore has served for half a century as a meeting place for writers, artists, and intellectuals City Lights Publishers began with the Pocket Poets Series, through which Ferlinghetti aimed to create an international, dissident ferment His publication of Allen Ginsberg s Howl Other Poems in 1956 led to his arrest on obscenity charges, and the trial that followed drew national attention to the San Francisco Renaissance and Beat movement writers He was overwhelmingly supported by prestigious literary and academic figures, and was acquitted This landmark First Amendment case established a legal precedent for the publication of controversial work with redeeming social importance.Ferlinghetti s paintings have been shown at various galleries around the world, from the Butler Museum of American Painting to Il Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome He has been associated with the international Fluxus movement through the Archivio Francesco Conz in Verona He has toured Italy, giving poetry readings in Roma, Napoli, Bologna, Firenze, Milano, Verona, Brescia, Cagliari, Torino, Venezia, and Sicilia He won the Premio Taormino in 1973, and since then has been awarded the Premio Camaiore, the Premio Flaiano, the Premio Cavour among others He is published in Italy by Oscar Mondadori, City Lights Italia, and Minimum Fax He was instrumental in arranging extensive poetry tours in Italy produced by City Lights Italia in Firenze He has translated from the Italian Pier Paolo Pasolin s Poemi Romani, which is published by City Lights Books In San Francisco, his work can regularly be seen at the George Krevsky Gallery at 77 Geary Street.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 1,000,000 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 many countries and in many languages His most recent books are A Far Rockaway of the Heart 1997 , How to Paint Sunlight 2001 , and Americus Book I 2004 published by New Directions.He has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award, the BABRA Award for Lifetime Achievement, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Award for Contribution to American Arts and Letters, the American Civil Liberties Union s Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award Ferlinghetti was named San Francisco s Poet Laureate in August 1998