Ce Tom Wolfe LSD

Author: Taschen America, LLC,Tom Wolfe,Laurence Schiller,Ted Streshinsky

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836552103

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 4521

Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori

ISBN: 8852044485

Category: Social Science

Page: 434

View: 5567

Si dice che chi ricorda gli anni Sessanta non li ha veramente vissuti. Tom Wolfe non solo li ha vissuti, ma li ha anche saputi raccontare con acume e immediatezza: in questo memorabile e ormai classico reportage pubblicato nel 1968, uno dei più riusciti esempi di "new journalism", lo scrittore ripercorre il "Magical Mystery Tour" di Ken Kesey attraverso gli Stati Uniti, dalla California a New York a bordo del "Furthur", un bizzarro autobus dipinto in colori sgargianti guidato nientemeno che da Neal Cassady, reduce dall'epopea Beat. Tra una manifestazione contro la guerra in Vietnam e un arresto per possesso di marijuana, Kesey, autore di Qualcuno volò sul nido del cuculo, e i suoi Merry Pranksters, un eterogeneo gruppo di artisti, sperimentavano le potenzialità creative delle droghe organizzando festini a base di Lsd noti come Acid Test. Ma soprattutto fomentavano la rivoluzione, trascinando l'America su una via pericolosamente allegra. Taccuino in mano, Tom Wolfe gentilmente declinava l'offerta di Lsd e annotava, raccontando al mondo la nascita della controcultura hippy, dell'arte psichedelica, e di tutto ciò che ha fatto degli anni Sessanta un momento di eccezionale ispirazione.

Der Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641024803

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 7940

Amerika in den frühen Sechzigerjahren: LSD-Experimente, San Francisco, Blumenkinder. Und eine Busreise, wie es sie nie zuvor gegeben hat und nie mehr geben wird. 1968 beschrieb Tom Wolfe die Reise von Ken Kesey und seinen „Merry Pranksters“ in seinem legendären Klassiker. Ein Buch, welches längst als Neues Testament der Hipster-Mythologie gilt.

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429961141

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 9081

Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism. "An American classic" (Newsweek) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the 1960s.

Summary of Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669353168

Category: Social Science

Page: 75

View: 5200

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The city of San Francisco is bouncing down the hill, and thousands of people are looking at the crazed truck that is carrying Kesey and his friends. They are terrified of the law, and they are sitting up in plain view of thousands of already startled citizens. #2 I knew little about Kesey at the time, other than that he was a highly regarded 31-year-old novelist and in a lot of trouble over drugs. He wrote One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in 1962, which was made into a play in 1963. He was always included with Philip Roth and Joseph Heller and Bruce Jay Friedman as one of the young novelists who might go all the way. #3 I began asking around about where I could find Young Novelist Real-Life Fugitive. Everyone I talked to knew for certain that he was in Puerto Vallarta. I flew to San Francisco and went to the San Mateo County jail, where I met with a waiting room full of cheerful anticipation. #4 I was allowed to visit Kesey in jail. He was standing up with his arms folded over his chest and his eyes focused on the wall. He had a big neck and massive jaws. He looked like Paul Newman except that he was more muscular and had thicker skin.

The Hippie Narrative

Author: Scott MacFarlane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786481194

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

View: 8039

The Hippie movement of the 1960s helped change modern societal attitudes toward ethnic and cultural diversity, environmental accountability, spiritual expressiveness, and the justification of war. With roots in the Beat literary movement of the late 1950s, the hippie perspective also advocated a bohemian lifestyle which expressed distaste for hypocrisy and materialism yet did so without the dark, somewhat forced undertones of their predecessors. This cultural revaluation which developed as a direct response to the dark days of World War II created a counterculture which came to be at the epicenter of an American societal debate and, ultimately, saw the beginnings of postmodernism. Focusing on 1962 through 1976, this book takes a constructivist look at the hippie era’s key works of prose, which in turn may be viewed as the literary canon of the counterculture. It examines the ways in which these works, with their tendency toward whimsy and spontaneity, are genuinely reflective of the period. Arranged chronologically, the discussed works function as a lens for viewing the period as a whole, providing a more rounded sense of the hippie Zeitgeist that shaped and inspired the period. Among the 15 works represented are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Crying of Lot 49, Trout Fishing in America, Siddhartha, Stranger in a Strange Land, Slaughterhouse Five and The Fan Man.

Literary Journalism in the United States of America and Slovenia

Author: Sonja Merljak Zdovc

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761841562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 7213

"Slovenia is acquiring some volume of literary journalism written by Slovene journalists and writers. Author Sonja Merljak Zdovc suggests that more Slovene writers should prefer literary journalism because nonfiction is based on truth, facts, and data and appeals more to readers interested in real world stories. The honest, precise, profound, and sophisticated voice of literary journalism is becoming increasingly good for newspaper circulation, as it reaches not just the mind but also the heart of the reader. Thus the world of Slovene journalism should also take a rapid turn towards the stylized literary journalism seen in the United States. There journalists and writers realize that through literary journalism they could perhaps end a general decline of traditional print media by restoring to readers stories that uncover the universal struggle of the human condition."--BOOK JACKET.