Little boy

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Publisher:
Doubleday,
Pub. Date:
[2019]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
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"Ferlinghetti has not just survived for a century: He epitomizes the American culture of that century. . .The story of Little Boy echo[es] a great national question. . .Who, little boys and girls, juvenile yet old, do we think we are?" --Robert Pinsky, The New York Times Book Review 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 magical. In this unapologetically unclassifiable work Lawrence Ferlinghetti lets loose an exhilarating rush of language to craft what might be termed a closing statement about his highly significant and productive 99 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 Allen Ginsberg-esque 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.
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9780385544788
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subject_facet , Autobiographies, Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, Ferlinghetti, Lawrence -- Fiction, Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Poets, American -- 20th century -- Fiction, Political activists -- 20th century -- Biography, Political activists -- 20th century -- Fiction
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