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The Resource Writing across the landscape : travel journals 1960/2010, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ; edited by Giada Diano and Matthew Gleeson

Writing across the landscape : travel journals 1960/2010, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ; edited by Giada Diano and Matthew Gleeson

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Writing across the landscape : travel journals 1960/2010
Title
Writing across the landscape
Title remainder
travel journals 1960/2010
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Ferlinghetti ; edited by Giada Diano and Matthew Gleeson
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Language
eng
Summary
Over the course of an adventured-filled life, now in its tenth decade, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been many things: a poet, painter, pacifist, publisher, courageous defender of free speech, and owner of San Francisco's legendary City Lights bookstore. Now the man whose A Coney Island of the Mind became a generational classic reveals yet another facet of his manifold talents, presenting here his travels journals, spanning over sixty years. Selected from a vast trove of mostly unpublished, handwritten notebooks, and edited by Giada Diano and Matthew Gleeson, Writing across the Landscape becomes a transformative work of social, cultural, and literary history. Beginning with Ferlinghetti's account of serving as a commanding officer on a Navy sub-chaser during D-Day, Writing across the Landscape dramatically traverses the latter half of the twentieth century. For those only familiar with his poetry, these pages present a Lawrence Ferlinghetti never before encountered, an elegant prose style and tireless political activist who was warning about the excesses of our ever-expensive corporate culture long before such thoughts seeped into mainstream consciousness. Yet first and foremost we see an inquisitive wanderer whose firsthand accounts of people and places are filled with pungent descriptions that animate descriptions that animate the landscapes and cultures he encounters. Evoking each journey with a mixture of travelogue and poetry as well as his own hand-drawn sketches, Ferlinghetti adpots the role of an American bard, providing panoramic views of the Cuban Revolution in Havana, 1960, and a trip through Haiti, where voodoo and Catholicism clash in cathedrals "filled with ulcerous children's feet running from Baron Hunger." Reminding us that poverty is not only to be found abroad, Ferlinghetti narrates a Steinbeck-like trip through California's Salton Sea, a sad yet exquisitely melodic odyssey from motel to motel, experiencing the life "between cocktails, between filling stations, between buses, trains, towns, restaurants, movies, highways leading over horizons to another Rest stop .... Sad hope of all their journeys to Nowhere and back in dark Eternity." Particularly memorable is his journey across the Trans-Siberian Railway in 1967, which turns into a Kafkaesque nightmare in which he, lacking a proper visa, is removed from a Japan-bound freighter and forced back across the Russian steppe to Moscow, encountering a countryside more Tolstoy than Khrushchev, while nearly dying in the process. Readers are also treated to glimpses of Ezra Pound, "looking like an old Chinese sage," whom Ferlinghetti espies in Italy, as well as fellow Beat legends Allen Ginsberg and a dyspeptic William S. Borroughs, immured with his cats in a grotto-like apartment in London. Embedded with facsimile manuscript pages and an array of poems, many never before published, Writing across the Landscape revives an era when political activism coursed through the land and refashions Lawrence Ferlinghetti, not only as a seminal poet but as an historic and singular American voice. -- from dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.E557
LC item number
Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Diano, Giada
  • Gleeson, Matthew
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  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
  • Travel
Label
Writing across the landscape : travel journals 1960/2010, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ; edited by Giada Diano and Matthew Gleeson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-452) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First Time Abroad -- Normandy Invasion (June 6, 1944) -- I.The Sixties -- Latin America (January-February 1960) -- America! America! (March-November 1960) -- St. Thomas---Puerto Rico (November 1960) -- Picturesque Haiti (November-December 1960) -- Poet's Notes on Cuba (December 1960) -- New Orleans (December 8, 1960) -- Big Sur Journal (September 1961) -- Salton Sea Notes (October 1961) -- Seattle---British Columbia (February 1962) -- France---North Africa (May-July 1963) -- London (1963) -- Tijuana---La Paz (January 4-7, 1964) -- Los Angeles---Fresno (January 1964) -- Nerja Journals (February-May 1965) -- Italian Journal (June 1965) -- Andrei Voznesensky / Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1966) -- Berlin Blue Rider (February 1967) -- Russian Winter Journal (February-March 1967) -- High Noon, High Night, Salome, Arizona (October 9, 1967) -- New Mexico (October 1967) -- Santa Rita Journal (January 1968) -- Paris: May 1968 -- The Honorary Sheriff of Keystone Heights, Fla. (August 1968) -- Massachusetts---Big Sur (August-October 1968) -- Paris and Rome (December 1968) -- II. Mexican Night -- III. Seventies -- Florida (July 1970) -- Spain Remembered at a Distance (1971) -- Ferlinghetti---Ginsberg Australian Trip (March 1972) -- Mexico, Again (May 1972) -- Hawaii (March 1974) -- Beatitudes Visuales Mexicanas (October- November 1975) -- Pacific Northwest (July 1976) -- Manina (August 1978) -- Bisbee Poetry Festival (August 1979) -- IV. The Eighties -- Amsterdam and the Rhine (September-October 1981) -- Boulder Notes (July 1982) -- Through the Labyrinth into the Sun (August 1982) -- Milan (December 1982) -- A Walk Around My Old Quarter (December 21, 1982) -- Marrakesh Journal (July 1983) -- The Mouth of the Truth (August-September 1983) -- Seven Days in Nicaragua Libre (January 1984) -- Harbin Hot Springs, California (August 1984) -- Rome---Napoli---Sicily (September 1984) -- Tennessee (April 1986) -- France---Portugal (July 1986) -- Austria (September 1986) -- Chicago (June 1988) -- Mexico---Nicaragua (July 1989) -- Italia (October 1989) -- V. The Nineties -- Pompei (September 1990) -- Baja Beatitudes (March 1991) -- Britain---Spain---France (May 1991) -- Italia (May 1995) -- Journal Notes, New York (March 2, 1997) -- Italia Ancore (April-May 1997) -- Voyages (April-May 1998) -- Voyage au But (July 1999) -- VI. 2000-2010 -- Greece---Italy (March 2001) -- Oaxaca (February 2004) -- Berlin Journal (June 2004) -- Running Thoughts / Dadapolis (October 2005) -- Mexico---the Bullfight (February 2006) -- Italy---France (2006-2007) -- Yelapa, Mexico (January 2008) -- Belize (February 2010)
Control code
902661510
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 464 pages
Isbn
9781631490019
Lccn
2015026292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025200086
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902661510
Label
Writing across the landscape : travel journals 1960/2010, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ; edited by Giada Diano and Matthew Gleeson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-452) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First Time Abroad -- Normandy Invasion (June 6, 1944) -- I.The Sixties -- Latin America (January-February 1960) -- America! America! (March-November 1960) -- St. Thomas---Puerto Rico (November 1960) -- Picturesque Haiti (November-December 1960) -- Poet's Notes on Cuba (December 1960) -- New Orleans (December 8, 1960) -- Big Sur Journal (September 1961) -- Salton Sea Notes (October 1961) -- Seattle---British Columbia (February 1962) -- France---North Africa (May-July 1963) -- London (1963) -- Tijuana---La Paz (January 4-7, 1964) -- Los Angeles---Fresno (January 1964) -- Nerja Journals (February-May 1965) -- Italian Journal (June 1965) -- Andrei Voznesensky / Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1966) -- Berlin Blue Rider (February 1967) -- Russian Winter Journal (February-March 1967) -- High Noon, High Night, Salome, Arizona (October 9, 1967) -- New Mexico (October 1967) -- Santa Rita Journal (January 1968) -- Paris: May 1968 -- The Honorary Sheriff of Keystone Heights, Fla. (August 1968) -- Massachusetts---Big Sur (August-October 1968) -- Paris and Rome (December 1968) -- II. Mexican Night -- III. Seventies -- Florida (July 1970) -- Spain Remembered at a Distance (1971) -- Ferlinghetti---Ginsberg Australian Trip (March 1972) -- Mexico, Again (May 1972) -- Hawaii (March 1974) -- Beatitudes Visuales Mexicanas (October- November 1975) -- Pacific Northwest (July 1976) -- Manina (August 1978) -- Bisbee Poetry Festival (August 1979) -- IV. The Eighties -- Amsterdam and the Rhine (September-October 1981) -- Boulder Notes (July 1982) -- Through the Labyrinth into the Sun (August 1982) -- Milan (December 1982) -- A Walk Around My Old Quarter (December 21, 1982) -- Marrakesh Journal (July 1983) -- The Mouth of the Truth (August-September 1983) -- Seven Days in Nicaragua Libre (January 1984) -- Harbin Hot Springs, California (August 1984) -- Rome---Napoli---Sicily (September 1984) -- Tennessee (April 1986) -- France---Portugal (July 1986) -- Austria (September 1986) -- Chicago (June 1988) -- Mexico---Nicaragua (July 1989) -- Italia (October 1989) -- V. The Nineties -- Pompei (September 1990) -- Baja Beatitudes (March 1991) -- Britain---Spain---France (May 1991) -- Italia (May 1995) -- Journal Notes, New York (March 2, 1997) -- Italia Ancore (April-May 1997) -- Voyages (April-May 1998) -- Voyage au But (July 1999) -- VI. 2000-2010 -- Greece---Italy (March 2001) -- Oaxaca (February 2004) -- Berlin Journal (June 2004) -- Running Thoughts / Dadapolis (October 2005) -- Mexico---the Bullfight (February 2006) -- Italy---France (2006-2007) -- Yelapa, Mexico (January 2008) -- Belize (February 2010)
Control code
902661510
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 464 pages
Isbn
9781631490019
Lccn
2015026292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025200086
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902661510

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