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A Coney Island of the Mind by  Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Paperback - First Edition - 1958 - from Third Mind Books and Biblio.com

A Coney Island of the Mind

by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Condition: Good


New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1958. First Edition. Softcover. Good. "A Coney Island of the Mind" is the signature magnum opus from a titan of American Letters and leader of the literary avant-garde, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Softcover in sewn binding. An essential Ferlinghetti collectible. In good condition, with moderate rubbing and soiling to front, back covers and spine; horizontal creasing along length of front cover spine-edge; small bump and creasing at upper right corner of front cover; tiny bumps and wear at all other corners and edges; a few tiny spots and faint stains near upper and left edges of back cover. Interior fine except for browning esp. of edges of all page leaves; tiny bump-folds at about the first half of same.


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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