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ⓘ Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti was an American poet, painter, liberal activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Bookstore. He was the a ..




Lawrence Ferlinghetti
                                     

ⓘ Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti was an American poet, painter, liberal activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Bookstore. He was the author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and movie narration. Many of his works were inspired and about the city of San Francisco.

                                     

1. Poetry

Ferlinghetti’s poetry is based on lyric and narrative traditions. His themes are the beauty of nature, the tragicomic life of the common man, the situation of the individual in mass society, and the dream and betrayal of democracy.

                                     

2. Painting

Ferlinghetti began painting in Paris in 1948. In San Francisco he occupied a studio that he inherited from Hassel Smith. His first works show the influence the New York abstract expressionists. A more figurative style is apparent in his later works. Ferlinghetti’s paintings have been shown at various museums around the world.

60 years of painting, the exhibition held in Italy in 2010, is a creative journey through the twentieth century, reflecting on the role of the artist nowadays.

                                     

3. Awards

Ferlinghetti received the Premio Taormina in 1973. He also received the Premio Camaiore, the Premio Flaiano, the Premio Cavour, among other honors in Italy.

From 2009 he was on the Honour Committee of IMMAGINE&POESIA, the artistic literary movement founded in Turin, Italy, with the patronage of Aeronwy Thomas Dylan Thomass daughter.

                                     

4. Selected works

  • Pictures of the Gone World City Lights, 1955 Poetry enlarged, 1995 ISBN 9780872863033
  • A Coney Island of the Mind Rudiano, 2010 Poetry and Graphics ISBN 8889-04465-9
                                     
  • Finnish such American Beat generation writers as Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gregory Corso also Charles Bukowski. Into wrote lyrics for
  • Elsa s Housebook - A Woman s Photojournal. She took pictures of Lawrence Ferlinghetti Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, Gary Snyder, Gregory Corso
  • important beat poets and spoken word artists such as Anne Waldman and Lawrence Ferlinghetti from the American. Kit to be hacked, electronic poems, L Ovni Tendre Bourbaki
  • 1930 Diane Di Prima born 1934 Amiri Baraka born 1934 and Lawrence Ferlinghetti born 1919 are Beat poets. Songwriter and poet Bob Dylan won the
  • Kerouac was a friend of writers Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gregory Corso, among many others. Nearly all of Kerouac s writings
  • 1917 John Kendrew, British molecular biologist d. 1997 1919 - Lawrence Ferlinghetti American author and publisher 1921 Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess