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Little Boy

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From the famed publisher and poet, author of the million-copy-selling collection A Coney Island of the Mind, his literary last will and testament -- part autobiography, part summing up, part Beat-inflected torrent of language and feeling, and all magical.

In this unapologetically unclassifiable work Lawrence Ferlinghetti lets loose an exhilarating rush of language to craft
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Expected publication: March 19th 2019 by Doubleday Books
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Joseph
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is an American poet, painter, socialist activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. At 99 he is one of the last survivors of the Beat generation of poets and writers. Little Boy is semiautobiographical and begins with his childhood shuffling between guardians, service in World War II, and Paris. A long life blends the old and the new. An excellent mix of Google and Barney Google. Facebook gains mention along with the World Wide Web early on in
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I'm going to be honest, I did not like this book. The book was written well, but the story, in my opinion, was not very intriguing. The story puts Lawrence as a child and goes through his struggles and his journey of life. I was not interested because of the history, but the history does make the book a little bit interesting. I am not a fan of historical books; therefore, I did not enjoy this short read. It comes out in March 2019 if you are interested in history and people going through tough ...more
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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