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A Coney Island of the Mind

by FERLINGHETTI, LAWRENCE

Condition: VG


New York: New Directions, 1958. Twentieth printing of the wraps issue. This copy inscribed by the author" For Greg Gatenby in Toronto Oct 83 " on the half title together with Gatenby's ownership signature. Arguably Ferlinghetti's most famous and popular book. Nice copy with minor wear. . Inscribed by the Author. Later Printing. Wraps. VG. 8vo.

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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