Little Boy Little Boy

Little Boy

A Novel

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Publisher Description

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 magical.

"A volcanic explosion of personal memories, political rants, social commentary, environmental jeremiads and cultural analysis all tangled together in one breathless sentence that would make James Joyce proud. . ."
—Ron Charles, The Washington Post 

In this unapologetically unclassifiable work Lawrence Ferlinghetti lets loose an exhilarating rush of language to craft what might be termed a closing statement about 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 with Allen Ginsberg-esque 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
March 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Trece H. ,

Little Boy

Simply stated: Awful

As an antique hippy chick, I feel it was a total waste of my time and money, which unfortunately went to a rich and famous old guy who has nothing better to do at this point in his life than to whine and complain. Shame on you Mr. Ferlinghetti.

juliusa ,

Stream of Consciousness For Our Times

Beautifully written, impossible to put down, sad. It important.

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