Back Roads To Far Places

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

This single long poem of intimately linked verses is not a translation, although the echoes of Japanese poetry and Tibetan Buddhist texts are many. Starting out after Basho but meeting Milarepa and Dante among others en route, the poet finds his own way, toward a kind of American mantra.

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Paperback (published January 1, 1971)


Lawrence Ferlinghetti

American writer, publisher, activist, visual artist, and founder of City Lights Books