Americus, Book I by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Americus, Book I
By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Americus, Book I

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Americus, Book I by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Book Description

Lawrence Ferlinghetti lights out for the territories with Book I of his own born-in-the-U.S.A. epic, Americus. Describing Americus as "part documentary, part public pillow-talk, part personal epica descant, a canto unsung, a banal history, a true fiction, lyric and political," Ferlinghetti combines "universal texts, snatches of song, words or phrases, murmuring of love or hate, from Lotte Lenya to the latest soul singer, sayings and shibboleths from Yogi Berra to the National Anthem, the Gettysburg Address or the Ginsberg Address, that haunt our nocturnal imagination." This book is a wake-up call that breaks new ground in the grand tradition of Whitman, W.C. Williams, Charles Olson, and Ezra Pound, as Ferlinghetti cruises our literary and political landscapes, past and present, to create an autobiography of American consciousness.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811216418
ISBN-10: 0811216411
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The poet, publisher, and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti, born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919, has received the Robert Frost Memorial Medal and the first Literarian Award of the National Book Foundation. He is the subject of Christopher Felver's new film documentary, Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder.

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