Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (fûr´lĬng-gĕt´ē), 1919–, American author and publisher, b. Yonkers, N.Y. In 1951 he moved to San Francisco and helped found the City Lights Bookshop, which became a center for writers of the beat generation. He has written volumes of colloquial verse such as A Coney Island of the Mind (1958), Starting from San Francisco (1967), and Open Eye, Open Heart (1974), as well as essays, broadsides, and the surrealist novel Her (1960). He encouraged and published many Beat writers, notably Allen Ginsberg.

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Poet-At-Large
Larry Smith.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1983
A Far Rockaway of the Heart
Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
New Directions, 1998
Constantly Risking Absurdity: The Writings of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Michael Skau.
Whitston, 1989
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation
Gregory Stephenson.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1990
Jazz Poetry: From the 1920s to the Present
Sascha Feinstein.
Praeger, 1997
The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English
Ian Hamilton.
Oxford University Press, 1996
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