A Coney Island of the Mind: Poems

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New Directions Publishing, 1958 - Poetry - 93 pages
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.

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User Review  - Salmondaze - LibraryThing

Huzzah for Lawrence Ferlinghetti for this fine collection of poetry! Not only does he improve upon the work of his first collection in every conceivable way during the titular first section, he ... Read full review

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User Review  - wildbill - LibraryThing

This is a very good book of poetry that I have had for decades and never read. ROOT gave me an excuse to read it and for that I am truly thankful. Ferlinghetti ran a publishing company which published ... Read full review

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In 1953 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, in 1919, Ferlinghetti has received the Robert Frost Memorial Medal and the first Literarian Award of the National Book Foundation.

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