A Far Rockaway Of The Heart

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811213981
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Poems look at the past, family life, change, social history, art, and the inner life

A Far Rockaway Of The Heart 19

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Far Rockaway

Author: Charlie Fletcher
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444906488
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Cat Manno and her grandfather Victor made a pact that one day, just for the hell of it, they'd take the subway and stay on the A-train until the very end of the line where the last narrow spit of land runs out into the ocean at Far Rockaway. This isn't that day. On the first page Cat is knocked down by a speeding fire truck whilst crossing 55th St and 3rd Ave in Central Manhattan. She wakes up in a world made from all the books her grandfather used to read to her, peopled by some of the most memorable heroes of classic adventure fiction, brought vividly back to life. Cat must earn their friendship and help as she begins an odyssey and epic quest to find the mythic Castle at the World's End. And the name of that distant, mythic, wave-tumbled fastness? It is, of course, the castle of Far Rockaway ... If you enjoy reading good books; swashbuckling adventures with sword fights and pirates - then Far Rockaway is the book for you. Join Cat as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime ...

San Francisco Poems

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Editor: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9781931404013
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Poems about the City by the Bay by its first official Poet Laureate.

Little Boy

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571351050
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'This isn't a book: it's a reckoning ... Utterly extraordinary.' Guardian Little Boy was quite lost. He had no idea who he was or where he had come from . Grown Boy came into his own voice and let loose his word-horde pent-up within him. From growing up as an orphan in 1920s New York, to serving in the Navy at the D-Day landings in Normandy, to a vagabond life drinking in Parisian cafes, to befriending America's greatest counter-cultural writers, Little Boy has seen it all. This is the story of one man's extraordinary life, and the madness of the century that witnessed it - a story steeped in the exhilarating energy of the Beats, a magical torrent of language that gleams with Walt Whitman's visionary spirit. Above all, this is the literary last will and testament of the iconic publisher and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti: not only a meditation on his 99 years on the planet, rich in wisdom, emotion, and memories, but an inspiring reflection on what our future might hold.

Open Eye Open Heart

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Selected works reveal the modern poet's thoughts on personal, social and political concerns.

Wild Dreams Of A New Beginning

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811210751
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Two acclaimed poetry volumes, Who Are We Now? (1976) and Landscapes of Livingand Dying (1979), are brought together.

Historical Dictionary Of The Beat Movement

Author: Paul Varner
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810871890
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The Beat Movement was and is a literary and arts movement, the most radical and innovative of the 20th century, and because it was so open to new ideas of poetics and aesthetics, it has adapted from decade to decade. The history of the Beat Movement is still being written in the early years of the 21st century. Unlike other kinds of literary and artistic the Beat Movement is self-perpetuating. After the 1950s generation, a new generation arose in the 1960s led by writers such as Diane Wakowski, Anne Waldman, and poets from the East Side Scene. In the 1970s and 1980s writers from the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church and contributors to World magazine continued the movement. The 1980s and 1990s Language Movement saw itself as an outgrowth and progression of previous Beat aesthetics. Today poets and writers in San Francisco still gather at City Lights Bookstore and in Boulder at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and continue the movement. It is now a postmodern movement and probably would be unrecognizable to the earliest Beats. It may even be in the process of finally shedding the name Beat. But the Movement continues. The Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement covers the movements history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant novels, poems, and volumes of poetry and prose that have formed the Beat canon. This book is a vital reference tool for any researcher interested in learning more about the Beat Movement.

The Secret Meaning Of Things

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811200455
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Six long poems in which Ferlinghetti reflects on American events of the late sixties and a winter journey across Russia

Americus

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811215787
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In less than a year, Lawrence Ferlinghetti won a lifetime achievement award from the Author's Guild, received the Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and celebrated the 50th anniversary of his renowned City Lights Bookstore. Now, instead of resting on these many laurels, the elder statesman of American poetry lights out for the territories with Book I of his own born-in-the-U.S.A. narrative, Americus. Describing his work as part documentary, part public pillow-talk, part personal epic....a descant, a canto unsung, a banal history, a true fiction, lyric and political..., Ferlinghetti merges certain universal texts, snatches of song, words or phrases, murmuring of love or hate, from Lotte Lenya to the latest soul singer, sayings and shibboleths from Yogi Berra to the National Anthem and the Gettysburg Address or the Ginsberg Address, that haunt our nocturnal imagination.... This sit-up-and-take-notice work breaks new ground in the grand tradition of Whitman, Williams, Olson and Pound, as Ferlinghetti stalks our literary and political landscapes, past and present, to articulate the unique voice of America and create an autobiography of our collective American consciousness. Born to Italian parents in Yonkers, New York in 1919, Lawrence Ferlinghetti served in the navy during WWII and received degrees from the U. of North Carolina, Columbia and the Sorbonne in Paris. Since 1953 he has been the owner and publisher of City Lights Books in San Francisco.

A Coney Island Of The Mind

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811217477
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A collection of poetic works by the 2005 National Book Award Literarian Medal recipient features pieces that reflect the conservative post-war period of the 1950s and includes such selections as "I Am Waiting" and "Junkman's Obbligado," in a volume complemented by a CD recording of the author's poetry readings.

Encyclopedia Of American Poetry The Twentieth Century

Author: Eric L. Haralson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131776322X
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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.

Her

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811200424
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A surrealistic novel depicting an artist's search for the ideal

Human Rights And Social Justice

Author: Joseph Wronka
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483387194
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Offering a unique perspective that views human rights as the foundation of social justice, Joseph Wronka’s groundbreaking Human Rights and Social Justice outlines human rights and social justice concerns as a powerful conceptual framework for policy and practice interventions for the helping and health professions. This highly accessible, interdisciplinary text urges the creation of a human rights culture as a “lived awareness” of human rights principles, including human dignity, nondiscrimination, civil and political rights, economic, social, and cultural rights, and solidarity rights. The Second Edition includes numerous social action activities and questions for discussion to help scholars, activists, and practitioners promote a human rights culture and the overall well-being of populations across the globe.

Poets On Paintings

Author: Robert D. Denham
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456582
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Ekphrasis, the description of pictorial art in words, is the subject of this bibliography. More specifically, some 2500 poems on paintings are catalogued, by type of publication in which they appear and by poet. Also included are 2000 entries on the secondary literature of ekphrasis, including works on sculpture, music, photography, film, and mixed media.

European Poems Transitions

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811210843
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The People V Ferlinghetti

Author: Ronald K. L. Collins
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538125900
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The People v. Ferlinghetti is the story of a rebellious poet, a revolutionary poem, an intrepid book publisher, and a bookseller unintimidated by federal or local officials. There is much color in that story: the bizarre twists of the trial, the swagger of the lead lawyer, the savvy of the young ACLU lawyer, and the surprise verdict of the Sunday school teachers who presided as judge. With a novelist’s flair, noted free speech authorities, Ronald K. L. Collins and David Skover tell the true story of an American maverick who refused to play it safe and who in the process gave staying power to freedom of the press in America. The People v. Ferlinghetti will be of interest to anyone interested the history of free speech in American and the history of the Beat poets.

A Dictionary Of Writers And Their Works

Author: Christopher Riches
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019251850X
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Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

San Francisco Beat

Author: David Meltzer
Editor: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872863798
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Essential interviews with makers of the San Francisco Beat Scene by one of their own.

A Tree Within

Author: Octavio Paz
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811210713
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