Little Boy with: Her. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Little Boy with: Her
Little Boy with: Her
Little Boy with: Her
Little Boy with: Her
Little Boy with: Her
Little Boy with: Her
Little Boy with: Her
Little Boy with: Her

Little Boy with: Her

ISBN: 9780385544788
New York, NY: Doubleday; New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1960; 2019. First Edition, Second Printing; First Softcover Edition, Eighth Printing. Hardcover; Softcover. The final novel published during the long lifetime of Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021), together with an early classic in one offering: (1) Little Boy: A Novel (2019), hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition as stated on copyright page, second printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. "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 hundred 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." (from front flap) (2) Her (1960), trade-format softcover in sewn binding, first softcover edition, eighth printing as stated on copyright page & back cover. An exemplary New Directions Paperbook production by James Laughlin's storied imprint, with reproduction of drawing by Ferlinghetti on front cover. " "A surreal semi-autobiographical blackbook record of a semi-mad period of my life, in that mindless, timeless state most romantics pass through, confusing flesh madonnas with spiritual ones." This is how the author describes this extraordinary expatriate novel...Being thus very far from the kind of novels produced by Ferlinghetti's immediate contemporaries (whether Beat or academic) this book has met with little but bafflement among American critics...Her nevertheless continues to make its own way." (from back cover) We honor the great Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the immortal American literary legend as writer, publisher & bookseller at his iconic City Lights Books, with these two volumes that bookend (so to speak) his monumental life & work. (1) Book in very fine, essentially as-new condition with only very small bump-creases at upper-outer corners of front & back covers (very slight flaws as issued); otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a tiny bit of rubbing esp. to back cover; very small creases at same corners noted above. (2) relatively good-to-near-fine with moderate rubbing, browning, spotting, scratching & creasing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; mild rubbing, browning & spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of page leaves. Very Fine; Good to Near Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4294]

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