Pictures of the Gone World: 60th Anniversary Edition

Pictures of the Gone World: 60th Anniversary Edition

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Author/Contributor(s): Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
Publisher: City Lights Books
Date: 12/29/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW

Lawrence Ferlinghetti has influenced American culture like few other poets. But in 1955, shortly before he would gain fame as the beloved author of A Coney Island of the Mind, he was an unpublished and mostly unknown poet. He launched City Lights Publishers that year with a five-hundred-copy letterpress edition of Pictures of the Gone World, Number One in the Pocket Poets Series. A classic collection of early work, Pictures includes many of Ferlinghetti's most iconic poems. This limited edition sixtieth anniversary hardcover restores the book to its original selection with the addition of eighteen new verses, and is a must for collectors and fans.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a poet, painter, and founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.