Far Rockaway of the Heart
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Edition:First Edition
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- Dimensions (in):7.8 x 5.5 x 0.7
- Publication Date:January 1, 1997
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A sequel to "A Coney Island of the Mind", & written 40 years after the original in what Ferlinghetti has called "a poetry seizure" that lasted more than a year, this collection is a sequence of 101 related poems with recurrent themes. The author also thinks of it as a kind of caustic critique of modern poetry, including confrontations with or parodies of major figures in the literary avant-garde before the arrival of the Beat generation, notably Pound & Eliot, Beckett & Joyce. A self-styled "stand-up tragedian," Ferlinghetti has been called "the foremost chronicler of our times."
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