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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 magicalIn this unapologetically unclassifiable work Lawrence Ferlinghetti lets loose an exhilarating rush of language to craft what might be termed a closing statement ab. Little Boy starts as an autobiography Lawrence Ferlinghetti rapidly zips through the events of his life He was born in 1919 and is now a century old This book was written and published when he was ninety nine The background of his parents is spoken of His mother was a Sephardic Portuguese French speaking American living in Yonkers Westchester County New York His father was a Lombard Italian immigrant who died before Lawrence s birth With four siblings born before Lawrence his mother felt she could not cope with a fifth She gave him to her sister living in Paris France In the 1920s the two returned to the

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Out 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 wit. The opening twenty or so pages of this book are spectacular a fluid poetic exploration of Ferlinghetti s childhood passed between strangers and strange relatives lonely but lively I loved the flow of the writing and the use of language But then the book becomes Lawrence s Philosophy of Life a wandering rambling treatise that pays too much tribute to other writers without really feeling like it has an identity of its own Joyce Eliot Proust Pound Beckett Kerouac Ginsberg the allusions come fast and hard to the point that Little Boy starts to feel like a literary Ready Player One And don t even get me started

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H Allen Ginsberg esue 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. A Coney Island stream of consciousness meandering of memory and commentary from the poet and co founder of City Lights


10 thoughts on “Little Boy

  1. says:

    More than 60 years ago Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote I am anxiously waitingfor the secret of eternal life to be discoveredBy m

  2. says:

    Little Boy starts as an autobiography Lawrence Ferlinghetti rapidly zips through the events of his life He was born in 1919 and is now a century old This book was written and published when he was ninety nine The background of his parents is spoken of His mother was a Sephardic Portuguese French speaking American living in Yonkers Westchester County New York His father was a Lombard Italian immigrant who died before Lawrence’s b

  3. says:

    A 6 hour linguistic drumroll; an autobiographical novel in spoken word; a 99 year old author reminiscing his life in incantatory prose full of literary references including Finnegans Wake for the nuisance of 50% of all prospective readers who will declare it pretentious perhaps justifiably; ranting on modern technology and overpopulation; “plotless as life”; a bit old fashioned views on sexuality and gender knocking off the fifth sta

  4. says:

    The opening twenty or so pages of this book are spectacular a fluid poetic exploration of Ferlinghetti's childhood passed between strangers an

  5. says:

    A centenarian's turbocharged trippin' through the past 100 years A prose poem for and from the ages; autobiography freestyle A hot potato one last time in an old artiste's pocket Rock itWhat a life I loved the trip throug

  6. says:

    Rarely in one's life does one encounter a book that speaks so clearly to one's very being that the book becomes a vade mecum like the

  7. says:

    A Coney Island stream of consciousness meandering of memory and commentary from the poet and co founder of City Lights

  8. says:

    What a delightful — sentence Lawrence Ferlinghetti has given us a very interesting steam of consciousness traveling from the Greeks to Google and Gandhi to Obama He traces his very full life from his meager and lonely beginnings his personal transformation from “youthful anarchism” to “humanitarian soci

  9. says:

    A Genius with WordsI purchased this book on Audible Peter Coyote read this beautifully Listening to Peter Coyote read Ferlinghetti is sheer pleasure Ferlinghetti is sharp and witty and insightful Fortunately I am old enough to have lived through much of what he describes and have read nearly all the books he mentiones But Ferlinghetti doesn't just live in the past No He lives in the present and the future as

  10. says:

    I was in the manger with an ass I have seen the Laughing Woman in Luna Park outside the Fun House in a great rainstorm still laughing I have heard the sound of revelry by night I have wandered lonely as a crowd I

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