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English1213 Midterm: Lawrence Ferlinghetti- The World Is a Beautiful Place

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Biography of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Though born in New York, in 1919, Lawrence Ferlinghetti was moved to France for most of his childhood. He then went to some college in America, but moved back to France to get his Ph.D. from Sorbonne. He participated in WWII as a part of the US Navel Reserve and went to Nagasaki soon after it had been bombed. Ferlinghetti then traveled to San Francisco to make is career in Literature. He helped start City Lights magazine, Book Shop, and Publishing. He has written more than thirty books of poetry. He is famous for being an innovator in beat poetry.