Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Ancient Book of Hip” as Want to Read:
The Ancient Book of Hip
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Ancient Book of Hip

by
0.0  ·  Rating Details ·  0 Ratings  ·  0 Reviews
Poetry. This debut collection is a case study, a documentation, a journaling. It's a bunch of poems about girls, sex, cigarettes, PBR, and everything else that is the world of hip. It is the winner of the Michael Rubin Book Award. "There is a real zest in these poems.... Lichtenberg's joy in the everyday reminds me of the daily pleasures as Frank O'Hara embraced ...more
Paperback, First edition, 89 pages
Published November 17th 2009 by Fourteen Hills Press (first published 2009)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Ancient Book of Hip, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Ancient Book of Hip

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Lorina
Jul 09, 2012 Lorina rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this collection of poems. My favorites were the handwritten/typewritten notes parts. I felt a certain connection to this book because the author is a former creative writing classmate of mine, and his stories were always my favorites to read from that class. I definitely cried during the poems about the author and his former girlfriend. Imagery and language were both powerful, and I related to a lot of the thoughts and things written about, for example, deja vu really does ...more
Craig
Jul 25, 2011 Craig rated it did not like it
Honestly, it seems more posturing than poetry most of the time. No real revision, stolen uncredited lines (page 57 rips off a lyric from the singer Cat Power that is not credited in the acknowledgements). This just feels amateurish to me in every way. I rarely feel this disappointed by poetry that has fought it's way through to publication. The whole book just left me cold.
Amyg.
Dec 16, 2009 Amyg. rated it it was amazing
This inimitable, accessible poetry gave me the chance to experience through vignettes the emotional life of a city boy who hasn't yet lost himself or his vulnerability to the soul-sucking black hole of hipsterdom.
Melissa
Mar 14, 2010 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
I always wished Holden Caulfield would talk about girls more. I also wished I could be him. Young Lichtenberg's casual, tangential style may entertain, but his generosity of heart invites me to live there.
Maveor De Vera
Maveor De Vera rated it it was amazing
Nov 17, 2015
Chris Cole
Chris Cole rated it it was amazing
Jul 11, 2013
Ty Melgren
Ty Melgren rated it did not like it
Feb 20, 2012
Russell Williamson
Russell Williamson rated it liked it
Aug 11, 2014
Anhvu Buchanan
May 11, 2013 Anhvu Buchanan rated it it was amazing
forget the trolls. let the man WRITE.
Keely Hyslop
Keely Hyslop rated it it was amazing
Mar 11, 2010
Ashutosh Bhuradia
Ashutosh Bhuradia rated it really liked it
Mar 15, 2011
Amy
Amy rated it did not like it
Jul 21, 2011
Mellow Pages Library
Mellow Pages Library rated it it was amazing
Sep 01, 2013
Nathan Floom
Nathan Floom rated it really liked it
Apr 26, 2012
D.W. Lichtenberg
Dec 07, 2009 D.W. Lichtenberg rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Carrie
Carrie rated it did not like it
Jul 06, 2011
S.B. Stokes
S.B. Stokes rated it really liked it
Dec 14, 2009
Matthewsherling
Matthewsherling rated it really liked it
Sep 07, 2012
Diana Salier
Aug 21, 2011 Diana Salier rated it it was amazing
these poems are awesome. i've read this book several times.
Michael Wieck
Michael Wieck marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2010
Tara
Tara marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2010
Maggie Glover
Maggie Glover marked it as to-read
May 21, 2011
T.S. DeBrosse
T.S. DeBrosse marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2011
Brandi
Brandi marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2011
Jacki
Jacki marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2011
Laury Johnson
Laury Johnson marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
3217586
D.W. Lichtenberg is the author of THE ANCIENT BOOK OF HIP, an exploration of the phenomenon of hip, released November 2009. He is a writer, a filmmaker, a caffeine addict, an obsessive cleaner.

His filmography can be found on IMDB. He attended NYU where he obtained a BFA in Film. His credits include associate editor on feature film FIFTH FORM & camera operator on feature documentary FOOL IN A B
...more
More about D.W. Lichtenberg...

Share This Book