Americus, Book I
- Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
- Publisher: NEW DIRECTIONS
- Published: April 2004
- ISBN-10: 0811215784
- ISBN-13: 9780811215787
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2004
- Subject: POETRY / American / General
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Describing this work as 'part documentary, part public pillow-talk, part personal epic - a descabt, a canto unsung, a banal history, a true fiction, lyric and political,' Ferlenghetti combines 'universal texts, snatches of song, words or phrases, murmuring of love or hate, from Lotte Lenya to the latest soul singer, sayings and shibbolehts from Yogi Berra to the National Anthem, the Gettysburg Address or the Ginsberg Address, that haunt our nocturnal imagination.' Notes. 90p.
You weren't expecting Ferlinghetti to be subtle, were you? This evocation of "America the greatest experiment on earth" won't be bedtime reading at the White House, but it's certainly entertaining. Ferlinghetti might hit some old targets, but he is as astute and energized as ever. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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