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Description: "A surreal semi-autobiographical blackbook record of a semi-mad period of my life, in that mindless, timeless state most romantics pass through, confusing flesh madonnas with spiritual ones." This is how the author describes this extraordinary expatriate novel. "To all those who have for several years sought to discredit the new American literature, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has just dealt a most powerful blow," wrote French critic Pierre Lepape in 1961 when Her was published in France as La Quatrieme Personne du Singulier. Calling it "a masterpiece of the young American novel," Lepape declared it was & ... (more)
Manufacturer: New Directions
Release date: 17 January 1960
ISBN-10 : 0811200426 | ISBN-13: 9780811200424
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Keaster added this to a list 1 week, 1 day ago
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"For a long time Ferlinghetti was for me, as I guess for many others too when compared to the popularity of his literary fellows, simply the dude who published all the other beats, and whom I knew to be a writer too, but I had never come across any of his works and was hence uniformed of his personal merits... until last year I think it was, or the year before, when I found These Are My Rivers from my local library, and fell totally in love with it & him! I mean, I would dare to say that he is on"

Keaster rated this 8/10 1 week, 1 day ago