Faber signs Laurence Ferlinghetti's 'last word'

Faber signs Laurence Ferlinghetti's 'last word'

Faber is to publish Little Boy by publisher, poet and author of A Coney Island of the Mind, Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Little Boy is the story of one man’s extraordinary life, and the madness of the century that witnessed it – "a story steeped in the rhythmic energy of the Beats, gleaming with Whitman's visionary spirit, channeling the incantatory power of Proust and Joyce", said the publisher, adding: "This is Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s last word."

Ferlinghetti is one of the last surviving members of the Beat generation. As co-founder of City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco, he championed many of the century’s greatest authors, and was arrested on obscenity charges for publishing "Howl", a poem by Allen Ginsberg.

The New York Times refered to Ferlinghetti as "a towering legend... One of the country’s most popular and influential poets."

He has written over 40 poetry collections, including the bestselling A Coney Island of the Mind (New Directions), and received a National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award.

Little Boy will be published to celebrate his 100th birthday in March 2019.