Little Boy

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Little Boy.  Roman
Schöffling & Co. 2019
ISBN 978-3-89561-441-5
216 Seiten, Hardcover, Schutzumschlag
22 Euro

Little Boy may start off sounding like a conventional memoir, but before long, Ferlinghetti reclaims his beat soul, quickens the pace, dropping punctuation like a used-up booster rocket, and off we go on the last wild, motor-mouth, book-length riff of this poet’s generation. All finger-popping readers will be gleefully swept up in this hip word-flood, this spontaneous stream—no, make that torrent of consciousness. Bravo, maestro!
(Billy Collins)