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A Coney Island of the Mind

by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

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  • very good
  • paperback
  • First
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About This Item

Norfolk: New Directions, 1958. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Octavo. Ferlinghetti's most famous working its original format, published as New Directions Paperbook No. 74. Mild rubbing to spine edges, with a small repair to a 1/2"" gently closed tear at rear bottom spine foreedge. Otherwise a better than very good copy, clean, bright and unmarked. In a Mylar paperback sleeve with archival stiff backing.

Synopsis

A Coney Island of the Mind 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.

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Bookseller
Alba's Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1360692
Title
A Coney Island of the Mind
Author
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
New Directions
Place of Publication
Norfolk
Date published
1958
Product_type
Size
Octavo

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