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1968; A Coney Island of the Mind, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1968 clothbound edition; decorative slipcase; very good condition; New Directions.


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This 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. Because some of the material had been previously published, the first edition of Coney Island bears both a 1955 and a 1958 copyright.  The first cloth-bound edition was 1968.

Coney Island was written in the conservative post-war 1950s, and the poems "resonate … with a joyful anti-establishment fervor".

A CONEY ISLAND OF THE MIND by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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