June 6, 2018
22:11 Greenwich Mean Time
Seventy-four years ago today, a 25 year-old US Navy Lieutenant was in command of a subchaser (SC-1308) off the coast of Normandy, France. Along with tens of thousands of other servicemen from the US, Canada, and Great Britain, he bore witness as his brethren stormed the beaches codenamed Juno, Gold, Utah, Omaha, and Sword to regain the continent from the occupying German army. He was a part of the greatest armada the world has ever seen. Operation Overlord was a success, and led to the downfall of Nazi Germany.
Today, the New York Times announced that young Lieutenant—Lawrence Ferlinghetti—will be publishing his latest work, a novel called Little Boy on the occasion of his 100th birthday in March, 2019. “It’s not a memoir, it’s an imaginary me,” said the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of his novel, which Doubleday will publish next spring.” Fellow nonagenarian, publisher Sterling Lord, put the deal together.
Read the full article in The New York Times: At 99, the Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Has a New Novel