Very Good/Very Good. A million copies in print--translated into over a dozen languages--one of t he best-selling and most popular books of poetry ever published, now availa ble in a new hardcover edition containing a CD of the author reading his wo rk. Ferlinghetti is a national treasure, and his voice has become part of o ur collective conscience. Some of his most famous poems from this collectio n such as "I Am Waiting" and "Junkman's Obbligato" were created for jazz ac companiment. Written in the conservative post-war 1950s, his poems still re sonate, as they will continue to resonate, with a joyful anti-establishment fervor that beats a rhythmic portrait of humanity. Ferlinghetti sings of a world in which "the heart flops over / gasping 'Love', " "cadillacs fell th ru the trees like rain, " and where "we are the same people / only further f rom home / on freeways fifty lanes wide." This special 50th Anniversary Edition comes with a newly recorded CD of the author reading the 29 poems of the title section of A Coney Island of the Mind as well as selections from Pictures of the Gone World.
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