Lawrence Ferlinghetti 




Pictures of the gone world 11 английский

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to poem

A Coney Island of the mind 1 английский

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to poem

A Coney Island of the mind 9 английский

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to poem

A Coney Island of the mind 20 английский

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to poem

A Coney Island of the mind 29 английский

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to poem

To the Oracle at Delphi английский

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to poem

History of the airplane английский

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti 

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* 24.03.1919, Yonkers, New York, США
22.02.2021, San Francisco, США

A prominent voice of the wide-open poetry movement that began in the 1950s, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has written poetry, translation, fiction, theater, art criticism, film narration, and essays.

Ferlinghetti was born in Yonkers in 1919. He received a Master’s degree from Columbia University in 1947 and a Doctorate de l’Université de Paris (Sorbonne) in 1950. In 1953, with Peter D. Martin, he founded City Lights Bookstore, the first all-paperbound bookshop in the country, and by 1955 he had launched the City Lights publishing house. His publication of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl in 1956 led to his arrest on obscenity charges, and the trial that followed drew national attention to the San Francisco Renaissance and Beat movement writers. This landmark First Amendment case established a legal precedent for the publication of controversial work with redeeming social importance.

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Ferlinghetti’s paintings have been shown at various galleries around the world, from the Butler Museum of American Painting to Il Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.

Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind continues to be the most popular poetry book in the U.S. It has been translated into nine languages, and there are nearly 1,000,000 copies in print. The author of poetry, plays, fiction, art criticism, and essays, he has a dozen books currently in print in the U.S., and his work has been translated in many countries and in many languages. His most recent books are A Far Rockaway of the Heart (1997), How to Paint Sunlight (2001), and Americus Book I (2004) published by New Directions.

Ferlinghetti died on February 22, 2021, at his home in San Francisco at age 101.

  • Pictures of the Gone World

    San Francisco: City Lights, 1955

  • A Coney Island of the Mind

    New York: New Directions, 1958

  • Her

    New York: New Directions, 1960

  • Routines

    New York: New Directions, 1964

  • An Eye on the World

    Selected Poems

    MacGibbon & Kee, 1967

  • Back Roads to Far Places

    New York: New Directions, 1971

  • Ausgewählte Gedichte

    Zürich: Diogenes-Verlag, 1972

  • Open Eye, Open Heart

    New York: New Directions, 1973

  • Who Are We Now?

    New York: New Directions, 1976

  • Gedichte

    München (u.a.): Carl Hanser Verlag, 1980

  • Endless Life

    Selected Poems

    New York: New Directions, 1981

  • Over All the Obscene Boundaries

    European Poems and Transitions

    New York: New Directions, 1984

  • When I Look at Pictures

    Peregrine Smith Books, 1990

  • A Far Rockaway of the Heart

    New York: New Directions, 1997

  • Gesang für Kerouac & andere Gedichte

    Göttingen: AltaQuito, 1998

  • How to Paint Sunlight

    New York: New Directions, 2001

  • Transformationen

    Göttingen: AltaQuito, 2001

  • Americus Book I

    New York: New Directions, 2004

  • A Coney Island of the Mind. A Far Rockaway of the Heart.

    Gedichte. Aus dem Amerikanischen von Klaus Berr.

    München: Sammlung Luchterhand, 2005

  • Angefangen mit San Francisco


    Ausgewählt und aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Ron Winkler. Mit einem Nachwort von Jan Wilm.

    Frankfurt am Main: Schöffling und Co. Verlag, 2023

  • 1996 Robert Kirsch Award

  • 1996 BABRA Award for Lifetime Achievement

  • 1996 Ivan Sandrof Award for Contribution to American Arts and Letters

  • 1998 San Francisco’s Poet Laureate

  • 1999 Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award

  • 2003 Robert Frost Memorial Medal

  • 2003 Author’s Guild Lifetime Achievement Award

  • 2005 Literarian Award (from The National Book Foundation)

  • 2007 Commandeur, French Order of Arts and Letters

  • 2012 Janus Pannonius International Poetry Prize from the Hungarian PEN Club