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Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Books

A Coney Island of the Mind
The title of this book is taken from Henry Miller’s Into the Night Life. In it, Ferlinghetti expresses the way he felt during a short period in the 1950s. Taken together, his thoughts form a kind of Coney Island of the mind, a kind of circus of the soul. A Coney Island of the Mind has become a modern classic.
The Secret Meaning of Things
These poems show a progressive continuity and clarity of perception that apprehends the hard reality and luminous irreality in everyday phenomena.
Starting from San Francisco
Starting From San Francisco, first published in 1961, is the third collection of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poetry.
“A surreal semi-autobiographical blackbook record of a semi-mad period of my life, in that mindless, timeless state most romantics pass through, confusing flesh madonnas with spiritual ones.” This is how the author describes this extraordinary expatriate novel.