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Coney Island of the Mind

by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

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New York: New Directions, 2008. First Edition Thus. 8vo (8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches; 215 x 158 mm), 94 pages in cloth. Fine in a Fine dust jacket and Fine slipcase. SIGNED by Lawrence Ferlinghetti on the colophon, one of 200 copies signed by the author in a special edition issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first book. Housed in a beautiful slipcase that was issued with the book. There's also an audio CD included. Ferlinghetti's collection of poems was published as New Directions Paperback No. 74 in 1958. It quickly became a classic of Beat literature.

A Coney Island of the Mind is a collection of poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti originally published in 1958. It contains some of Ferlinghetti's most famous poems, such as I am Waiting, and Junkman's Obbligato, which were created for jazz accompaniment. There are approximately a million copies in print of A Coney Island, and the book has been translated into over a dozen languages. It remains one of the best-selling and most popular books of poetry ever published.


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