The Electric Kool aid Acid Test

The Electric Kool aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780553380644
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Electric Kool aid Acid Test Book Excerpt:

Relates the escapades of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, a drug-saturated group of hippies who journey in and out of trouble with the law.

Ce Tom Wolfe LSD

Ce Tom Wolfe LSD
Author: Taschen America, LLC,Tom Wolfe,Laurence Schiller,Ted Streshinsky
Publsiher: Taschen
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2016
ISBN: 9783836552103
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Edizioni Mondadori
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN: 8852044485
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electric Kool Aid Acid Test Book Excerpt:

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.

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-08-19
ISBN: 9781429961141
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test Book Excerpt:

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

Summary of Tom Wolfe s The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2022-03-13T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669353168
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Tom Wolfe s The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test Book Excerpt:

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.

Der Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

Der Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Heyne Verlag
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2009-03-11
ISBN: 3641024803
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Der Electric Kool Aid Acid Test Book Excerpt:

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.

De trip

De trip
Author: Thomas Kennerly Wolfe,Bert Koning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9789035112315
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

De trip Book Excerpt:

Verslag van een psychedelische tocht van de schrijver Ken Kesey met een underground-groep in de Verenigde Staten.

The Hippie Narrative

The Hippie Narrative
Author: Scott MacFarlane
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2015-01-24
ISBN: 9780786481194
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hippie Narrative Book Excerpt:

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

Literary Journalism in the United States of America and Slovenia
Author: Sonja Merljak Zdovc
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780761841562
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Journalism in the United States of America and Slovenia Book Excerpt:

"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.

Asymmetric Marketing

Asymmetric Marketing
Author: Joseph E. Bentzel
Publsiher: Asymmetric Marketing
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2006-09-27
ISBN: 1419649809
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2009
ISBN: 143811351X
Category: Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tom Wolfe Book Excerpt:

Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of Tom Wolfe.

The Grateful Dead Reader

The Grateful Dead Reader
Author: David Dodd,Diana Spaulding
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2000-08-24
ISBN: 0199728631
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grateful Dead Reader Book Excerpt:

Arranged in chronological order, these pieces add up to nothing less than a full-scale history of the greatest tour band in the history of rock. From Tom Wolfe's account of the Dead's first performance as the Grateful Dead (at an Acid Test in 1965), to Ralph Gleason's 1967 interview with the 24-year-old Jerry Garcia, to Mary Eisenhart's obituary of the beloved leader of the band, these selections include not only outstanding writing on the band itself, but also superb pieces on music and pop culture generally. Fans will be fascinated by the poetry, fiction, drawings, and rare and revealing photographs featured in the book, as well as the anthology's many interviews and profiles, interpretations of lyrics, and concert and record reviews. Still, The Grateful Dead was more than a band--it was a cultural phenomenon. For three decades it remained on one unending tour, followed everywhere by a small army of nomadic fans. This phenomenon is both analyzed and celebrated here, in such pieces as Ed McClanahan's groundbreaking article in Playboy in 1972, fan-magazine editor Blair Jackson's 1990 essay on the seriousness of the drug situation at Dead concerts, and Steve Silberman's insightful essays on the music and its fans.

The Road Story and the Rebel

The Road Story and the Rebel
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780809388172
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Story and the Rebel Book Excerpt:

This cultural history reveals the unique qualities of road stories and follows the evolution from the Beats' postwar literary adventures to today's postmodern reality television shows. Tracing the road story as it moves to both LeRoi Jones's critique of the Beats' romanticization of blacks as well as to the mainstream in the 1960s with CBS's Route 66, Mills also documents the rebel subcultures of novelist Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, who used film and LSD as inspiration on a cross-country bus trip, and she examines the sexualization of male mobility and biker mythology in the films Scorpio Rising, The Wild Angels, and Easy Rider. Mills addresses how the filmmakers of the 1970s - Coppola, Scorsese, and Bogdanovich - flourished in New Hollywood with road films that reflected mainstream audiences and how feminists Joan Didion and Betty Friedan subsequently critiqued them. A new generation of women and minority storytellers gain clout and bring genre remapping to the national consciousness, Mills explains, as the road story evolves from such novels as Song of Solomon to films like Thelma and Louise and television's Road Rules 2.

Real Punks Don t Wear Black

Real Punks Don t Wear Black
Author: Frank Kogan
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780820327549
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Punks Don t Wear Black Book Excerpt:

More than thirty years of the author's commentary on music and culture is sampled in this collection of contentious and perceptive writings that examine such diverse topics as Mariah Carey, Public Enemy, Disco, hip-hop, The New York Dolls, Europop, metal, and more. Simultaneous.

Literary Luxuries

Literary Luxuries
Author: Joe David Bellamy
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780826210296
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Luxuries Book Excerpt:

From the Iowa Writers Workshop to the halls of Congress and the National Endowment for the Arts, from the world of literary magazines and writers' conferences to the bizarre realm of the late-twentieth-century American English department, Literary Luxuries takes the reader on a guided tour of American literary life in our time--and the forces threatening its existence. Joe David Bellamy has been a significant figure on the literary scene during the last three decades; as a "literary Everyman," he offers in Literary Luxuries a distinctive and valuable perspective on the culture wars, on education and the imagination, on particular writers and major literary and aesthetic movements, on the role of government in fostering cultural development, and on the day-to-day strife of the writer's life in the United States. As director of the literature program of the National Endowment for the Arts, Bellamy had the unenviable task of trying to persuade Congress and ordinary citizens that American literature is worthy of support, and in Literary Luxuries he continues that debate and helps us to understand its implications: "Literature is our national treasury of language and style and our best reckoning about human life, as it is lived in this time and place." Part memoir, part critique, part impassioned defense of American literary culture and the values it espouses and struggles to uphold, Literary Luxuries offers unforgettable commentary on the literary life in the United States during the last decades of the twentieth century as described from the perspective of one of its key participants.

Conversations with Tom Wolfe

Conversations with Tom Wolfe
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780878054275
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Tom Wolfe Book Excerpt:

Gathers interviews with Tom Wolfe from each period of his career and offers a brief profile of his life and accomplishments

Tom Wolfe s America Heroes Pranksters and Fools

Tom Wolfe s America  Heroes  Pranksters  and Fools
Author: Kevin T. McEneaney
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2009-04-30
ISBN: 0313365458
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tom Wolfe s America Heroes Pranksters and Fools Book Excerpt:

While The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities remain perhaps his best-known works, Tom Wolfe's journalism and fiction continues to enjoy a large audience, perhaps chiefly because of the variety of his subjects and his controversial approach to them. Here, McEneaney offers an account of the man and his works, explaining along the way Wolfe's use of irony, his obsessive themes, and even his use of pranks. More comprehensive in scope than any preceding book on Wolfe, it offers accurate and accessible commentary based upon what Wolfe admits about his own work. In this new book, Wolfe's work is put in journalistic and literary context. The reliability of Wolfe's journalism is discussed, especially when there are alternative narrations to events he has depicted. McEneaney also examines the Wolfe's use of pranks that he plays on readers at times, and uncovers the influences on Wolfe that have contributed to his unique style. Finally, the author discusses Wolfe's impact on other writers. Readers will gain access into Wolfe's world through this detailed and colorful work.

Things

Things
Author: Dick Houtman,Birgit Meyer
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2012-09-12
ISBN: 0823239454
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things Book Excerpt:

The relation between religion and things has long been conceived in antagonistic terms, privileging spirit above matter, belief above ritual and objects, meaning above form and 'inward' contemplation above 'outward' action. This book addresses these issues.

Altered States

Altered States
Author: D. E. Osto
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN: 0231541414
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Altered States Book Excerpt:

In the 1960s, Americans combined psychedelics with Buddhist meditation to achieve direct experience through altered states of consciousness. As some practitioners became more committed to Buddhism, they abandoned the use of psychedelics in favor of stricter mental discipline, but others carried on with the experiment, advancing a fascinating alchemy called psychedelic Buddhism. Many think exploration with psychedelics in Buddhism faded with the revolutionary spirit of the sixties, but the underground practice has evolved into a brand of religiosity as eclectic and challenging as the era that created it. Altered States combines interviews with well-known figures in American Buddhism and psychedelic spirituality—including Lama Surya Das, Erik Davis, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei, Rick Strassman, and Charles Tart—and personal stories of everyday practitioners to define a distinctly American religious phenomenon. The nuanced perspective that emerges, grounded in a detailed history of psychedelic religious experience, adds critical depth to debates over the controlled use of psychedelics and drug-induced mysticism. The book also opens new paths of inquiry into such issues as re-enchantment, the limits of rationality, the biochemical and psychosocial basis of altered states of consciousness, and the nature of subjectivity.

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
Author: David G. Dodd,Alan Trist
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 1501123327
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics Book Excerpt:

Additional edition statement from dust jacket.