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    More than 60 years ago Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote I am anxiously waitingfor the secret of eternal life to be discoveredBy most counts he seems to have discovered itFerlinghetti — the poet the scholar the champion of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” the co founder of City Lights Booksellers Publishers the tireless critic of political ills — turns 100 on March 24He has not mellowed At allIn 2017 Ferlinghetti told The Was

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    Little Boy starts as an autobiography Lawrence Ferlinghetti rapidly zips through the events of his life He was born in 1919 and is now a century old This book was written and published when he was ninety nine The background of his parents is spoken of His mother was a Sephardic Portuguese French speaking American living in Yonkers Westchest

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    A 6 hour linguistic drumroll; an autobiographical novel in spoken word; a 99 year old author reminiscing his life in incantatory prose full of literary references including Finnegans Wake for the nuisance of 50% of all prospective r

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    The opening twenty or so pages of this book are spectacular a fluid poetic exploration of Ferlinghetti's childh

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    A centenarian's turbocharged trippin' through the past 100 years A prose poem for and from the ages; autobiography freestyle A hot potato one last time in an old artiste's pocket Rock itWhat a life I loved the trip through the Great Depression WWII living as an artist in Paris in the late 1940s then forward up to a heyday in publishing the biggest of the Beat poets to now then back again The man it should be

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    Rarely in one's life does one encounter a book that speaks so clearly to one's very being that the book becomes a vade mecum like the 1939 OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH VERSE for me or the Bible for others or perhaps Yevtushenko's poetry or Dostoyevsky's novelsLITTLE BOY is not one of those books This mess is not a stream of consciousness but rather a stream resulting from bladder control issues Mr Ferlinghetti might have something to sa

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    A Coney Island stream of consciousness meandering of memory and commentary from the poet and co founder of City Lights

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    What a delightful — sentence Lawrence Ferlinghetti has given us a very interesting steam of consciousness traveling from the Greeks to Google and Gandhi to Obama He traces his very full life from his meager and lonely begi

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    A Genius with WordsI purchased this book on Audible Peter Coyote read this beautifully Listening to Peter Coyote read Ferlinghetti is sheer pleasure Ferlinghetti is sharp and witty and insightful Fortunately I am old enough

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    I was in the manger with an ass I have seen the Laughing Woman in Luna Park outside the Fun House in a great rainstorm still laughing I have heard the sound of revelry by night I have wandered lonely as a crowd I have engaged in silent exile and cunning I flew too near the sun and my wax wings fell off Grew up in the period and was certainly influenced by Ferlinghetti Corso Kerouac and that whole generation I just had to take this

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Free download Ä eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Bout his highly significant and productive years on this planet The Little Boy of the title is Ferlinghetti himself as a child shuffled from his overburdened mother to his French aunt to foster childhood with a rich Bronxville family Service in World War Two including the D Day landing graduate work and a scholar gypsy's vagabond life in Paris followed These biographical reminiscences are interweaved with. Rarely in one s life does one encounter a book that speaks so clearly to one s very being that the book becomes a vade mecum like the 1939 OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH VERSE for me or the Bible for others

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From the famed publisher and poet author of the million copy selling collection A Coney Island of the Mind his literary last will and testament part autobiography part summing up part Beat inflected torrent of language and feeling and all magicalIn this unapologetically unclassifiable work Lawrence Ferlinghetti lets loose an exhilarating rush of language to craft what might be termed a closing statement a. Little Boy starts as an autobiography Lawrence Ferlinghetti rapidly zips through the events of his life He was born in 1919 and is now a century old This book was written and published when he was ni

Free download Ä eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Allen Ginsberg esue high energy bursts of raw emotion rumination reflection reminiscence and prognostication on what we may face as a species on Planet Earth in the future Little Boy is a magical font of literary lore with allusions galore a final repository of hard earned and durable wisdom a compositional high wire act without a net or all that much punctuation and just a gas and an inspiration to read. A Coney Island stream of consciousness meandering of memory and commentary from the poet and co founder of City Lights