Published on August 25, 2014
About Lawrence Lawrence Ferlinghe, born on March 24 1919, New York.In 1953 Lawrence opened up a bookstore which was a place for literary advanced. In 1955 and newly opened publicaon service published a book his.A Coney Island of the Mind soon by one of the most bought books in the me of its publicaon (1958).His father had shortened the family name le Italy, Lawrence changed to the longer name when he was an adult. Lawrence ’ s dad died before he was born and his mum was sent to a mental hospital. Lawrence ’ s aunt had raised predominantly in France, then later moved to Long Island in New York and seled there. Lawrence commenced his wring of poems when he was 12 and during his youth he aended mulple schools for an unknown reason. When he had nished school he went to the University of North Carolina where Chapel Hill is. Where he was awarded a bachelor's degree in journal- ism in 1941. Beat Movement Beat poetry evolved during the 1940s in both New York City and on the west coast, although San Francisco became the heart of the movement in the early 1950s. The end of World War II le poets like Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghe and Gregory Corso quesoning mainstream polics and culture. These poets would become known as the Beat generaon, a group of writers interested in changing consciousness and defying convenonal wring. The Beats were also closely intertwined with poets of the San Fran- cisco Renaissance movement, such as Kenneth Rexroth and Robert Duncan. The bale against social conformity and literary tradion was central to the work of the Beats. Among this group of poets, hallucinogenic drugs were used to achieve higher consciousness, as was meditaon and Eastern religion. Buddhism especially was important to many of the Beat poets; Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg both intensely studied this religion and it gured into much of their work.