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Un luna park del cuore

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A sequel to A Coney Island of the Mind (written forty years after the original in what the author has called "a poetry seizure" that lasted more than a year), A Far Rockaway of the Heart is a sequence of one hundred and one related poems with recurrent themes. The author also thinks of it as a kind of caustic critique of modern poetry, including confrontations with or paro ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published 2000 by Mondadori (first published 1997)
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Mat
Late in life, Allen Ginsberg once lamented to himself in a poem, "Why can't I write another Howl?"
By the same token, I wonder if Lawrence Ferlinghetti ever thought, "Can I write another Coney Island of the Mind?"

Well, the muse certainly did answer him. Here, Ferlinghetti restores all the power and thunder of his early poetry with an absolutely stunning collection of poems. This is possibly the best book of beat poetry out there. Ferlinghetti talks about some of his early literary heroes like Ezr
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Bonnie
Jun 18, 2009 Bonnie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

One of the pleasures I’ve rediscovered is reading a poem each morning. Many years ago when I took a Teachers as Scholars course in African American literature, I was given Norton’s Anthology of African American Literature. I remember a conversation I had with Judy Steinbergh, our Poet in Residence at Driscoll, regarding the idea of reading a poem a day. For some months I read a poem each morning before work as I ate my breakfast.

Some years later here I am once again returning to this lovely pat
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Christina Rau
Jan 04, 2012 Christina Rau rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island Of The Mind made me become a serious poet. I've written poetry for as long as I could write, but I read that in college and I became a different kind of writer. I wrote with purpose, realizing that I could use words to be someone.

Now, over ten years after first reading that collection, I borrowed A Far Rockaway Of The Heart. I have no reasons for not reading it sooner. I've read a lot of Ferlinghetti's other stuff. I've seen it on the library shelf. Finall
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Natalia
Feb 23, 2009 Natalia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, 2009
Still beautiful, but this is certainly not just more of "A Coney Island of the Mind". Ferlinghetti sounds older and a little less enamored of the world.

For the first half of the book, I kind of struggled. Poems about love are sometimes too personal to feel universal, and these were like that. And poems about artists... too meta-artistic. I wasn't feeling it. Finally, though there were a string of poems about Rome and travels elsewhere in Europe, and these had the wonder and humor I had been wait
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Cherie
May 23, 2014 Cherie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, beats
B+ I've always loved the title poem because it reminds me of my day. Delicious beat poetry. Great for reading in the bathtub, aloud to your love in between rounds of crunches, or on the subway to escape.
The Literary Chick
Jul 09, 2013 The Literary Chick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Wonderful collection of gems, but I find the positioning of the words on the page distracting from the visions they create.
Rob Lloyd
May 16, 2014 Rob Lloyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As much as I enjoyed A Coney Island of the Mind, this trumped it for me. Such beautiful poems, all 101 of them. The way they dance down the page and how they flow so effortlessly from one another amazes me.
Jay Woodman
Dec 12, 2012 Jay Woodman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the outstanding poets for me.
kate
May 29, 2007 kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
The wait was worth it for Ferlinghetti's follow-up to Coney Island. One of my favorite poetry books - masterful writing.
Emily
Jan 04, 2008 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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my favorite book of poems
David
Sep 01, 2007 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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the sequel to 'a coney island of the mind' released decades later. a similar tone, running the range of poetry from serious to funny, engaged to intimate. get it..
Sivan
Feb 19, 2008 Sivan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite book of poems.
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A prominent voice of the wide-open poetry movement that began in the 1950s, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has written poetry, translation, fiction, theater, art criticism, film narration, and essays. Often concerned with politics and social issues, Ferlinghetti’s poetry countered the literary elite's definition of art and the artist's role in the world. Though imbued with the commonplace, his poetry canno ...more
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