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A Coney Island of the mind: poems

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A million copies in print'translated into over a dozen languages'one of the best-selling and most popular books of poetry ever published, now available in a new hardcover edition containing a CD of the author reading his work. 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 1950s, his poems still resonate, as they will continue to resonate, with a joyful anti-establishment fervor that beats a rhythmic portrait of humanity. Ferlinghetti sings of a world in which the heart flops over / gasping 'Love', cadillacs fell thru the trees like rain, and where we are the same people / only further from home / on freeways fifty lanes wide. This special 50th Anniversary Edition comes with a newly recorded CD of the author reading the 29 poems of the title section of A Coney Island of the Mind as well as selections from Pictures of the Gone World.

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lastUpdate 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM

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subject_facet American poetry -- 20th century, Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) -- Poetry
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