Biography of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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  • Full Name: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Profession: Founder
  • Birth Place: Yonkers, New York, Us
  • Nationality: American
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lawrence Ferlinghetti is an American poet who is also known as a painter, activist and co-founder of City Lights Books Publisher. He is well known for his work A Coney Island of the Mind in 1958. This work is a book containing a collection of poetry and has been translated into nine languages, with sales of over one million copies.  Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born on March 24, 1919, in Yonkers, New York. His mother, née Lyons Albertine Mendes-Monsanto originated in France while his father, Carlo Ferlinghetti came from Brescia, Italy.

Ferlinghetti's father died six months before he was born and shortly thereafter his mother also followed his father died shortly after his birth. Ferlinghetti's orphan finally lived with his aunt for five years in Strasbourg, France.

After their return to the u.s., Ferlinghetti was placed in the orphanage Chappaqua, New York while Emily is looking for a job. Although living in the orphanage, Ferlinghetti still completing his studies well. Ferlinghetti who aspires to be a journalist finally decided to enter at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill HIGH SCHOOL setamat. From this University in 1941, Ferlinghetti received her BA in journalism. Ferlinghetti was accepted to work as a sports article contributors for the magazine The Tar Heel. Then, Ferlinghetti has also started writing short stories for the first time published in the magazine of the Carolinas.

Ferlinghetti continued to create and publish his work either in the form of poetry and stories. Of all his work, the puisilah became his identity until today. Poem by Ferlinghetti when read at first glance appear ordinary, but when it tries to read it and menjiwainya it will be found an implied meaning of the extraordinary. Thanks to his work, Ferlinghetti's gained a lot of awards in journalism.

  • Riverdale Country School
  • Bronxville Public School
  • Mount Hermon School (now Northfield Mount Hermon School)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • The Los Angeles Times ' Robert Kirsch Award
  • the BABRA Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Award Award for Contribution to American Arts and Letters
  • the ACLU's Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award
  • the Premio
  • the Robert Frost Memorial Medal
  • the author's Guild Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Literarian Award (2005),
  • Douglas MacAgy Distinguished Achievement Award from the San Francisco Art Institute.

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