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 what might be termed a closing statement about his highly significant and productive 99 years on this planet. The "Little Boy" of the title is Ferlinghetti himself as a child, shuffled from his overburdened mother to his French aunt to foster childhood with a rich Bronxville family. Service in World War Two (including the D-Day landing), graduate work, and a scholar gypsy's vagabond life in Paris followed. These biographical reminiscences are interweaved with Allen Ginsberg-esque high energy bursts of raw emotion, rumination, reflection, reminiscence and prognostication on what we may face as a species on Planet Earth in the future. LITTLE BOY is a magical font of literary lore with allusions galore, a final repository of hard-earned and durable wisdom, a compositional high wire act without a net (or all that much punctuation) and just a gas and an inspiration to read.
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    • May-2020
    • Anchor
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0525565957
    • ISBN13: 9780525565956
    • Apr-2020
    • Faber and Faber (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0571351042
    • ISBN13: 9780571351046
    • First Edition
    • Mar-2019
    • Doubleday
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0385544782
    • ISBN13: 9780385544788
    • Apr-2019
    • Faber and Faber (UK)
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0571351026
    • ISBN13: 9780571351022
    • Mar-2019
    • Knopf
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0385544790
    • ISBN13: 9780385544795
    • Mar-2019
    • Faber and Faber (UK)
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0571351050
    • ISBN13: 9780571351053

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