The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1429961147
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Release: 2008-08-19
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Ce Tom Wolfe LSD

Ce Tom Wolfe LSD
Author: Taschen America, LLC,Tom Wolfe,Laurence Schiller,Ted Streshinsky
Pages: 356
ISBN: 3836552108
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Release: 2016
Editor: Taschen
Language: en

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The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Author: TOM. WOLFE
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1784873705
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Release: 2018-08-16
Editor: Vintage Classic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JARVIS COCKER In the summer of 1964, Tom Wolfe joined author Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters as they set out on a trip like no other. Blazing across America in their day-glo schoolbus, doped up and deep 'in the pudding', the Pranksters' arrival on the scene - anarchic, exuberant and acid-infused - would turn on an entire counter-culture, and provide Wolfe with the perfect free-wheeling subject for this, his pioneering masterpiece of New Journalism.

Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers

Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 160
ISBN: 142996118X
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Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongruous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment, in Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.

Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 434
ISBN: 9788852044489
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Release: 2013-10-29
Editor: Edizioni Mondadori
Language: it

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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 Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780316404648
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Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. "A whooping, joy-filled and hyperbolic raid on, of all things, the theory of evolution." (Dwight Garner, New York Times) Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech.

The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby

The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1429961031
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Release: 2009-11-24
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

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"An excellent book by a genius," said Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., of this now classic exploration of the 1960s from the founder of new journalism. "This is a book that will be a sharp pleasure to reread years from now, when it will bring back, like a falcon in the sky of memory, a whole world that is currently jetting and jazzing its way somewhere or other."--Newsweek In his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965) Wolfe introduces us to the sixties, to extravagant new styles of life that had nothing to do with the "elite" culture of the past.

The Electric Kool aid Acid Test

The Electric Kool aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 355
ISBN: 3836552124
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Between Fiction and the Greater Truth Representation and Reality in Tom Wolfe s The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

Between Fiction and the  Greater Truth    Representation and Reality in Tom Wolfe s  The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Author: Marc Regler
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9783638648424
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Release: 2007-07
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A+, Victoria University of Wellington (School of English, Film and Theatre der Faculty of Humanities and Social Science), course: ENGL439 - Journalism And Literature, language: English, abstract: A close reading of Tome Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test considering Wolfe's concept of New Journalism as a form of writing between the novel and journalism.

Jack Kerouac s On the Road

Jack Kerouac s On the Road
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780791075814
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Release: 2004-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

- Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom"

Conversations with Ken Kesey

Conversations with Ken Kesey
Author: Scott F. Parker
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781626741201
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Release: 2014-04-10
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ken Kesey (1935–2001) is the author of several works of well-known fiction and other hard-to-classify material. His debut novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, was a critical and commercial sensation that was followed soon after by his most substantial and ambitious book, Sometimes a Great Notion. His other books, including Demon Box, Sailor Song, and two children’s books, appeared amidst a life of astounding influence. He is maybe best known for his role as the charismatic and proto-hippie leader of the West Coast LSD movement that sparked “The Sixties,” as iconically recounted in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. In the introduction to “An Impolite Interview with Ken Kesey,” Paul Krassner writes, “For a man who says he doesn’t like to do interviews, Kesey certainly does a lot of them.” What’s most surprising about this statement is not the incongruity between disliking and doing interviews but the idea that Kesey could possibly have been less than enthusiastic about being the center of attention. After his two great triumphs, writing played a lesser role in Kesey’s life, but in thoughtful interviews he sometimes regrets the books that were sacrificed for the sake of his other pursuits. Interviews trace his arc through success, fame, prison, farming, and tragedy—the death of his son in a car accident profoundly altered his life. These conversations make clear Kesey’s central place in American culture and offer his enduring lesson that the freedom exists to create lives as wildly as can be imagined.

Back to Blood

Back to Blood
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780316214582
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Release: 2012-10-23
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor, the black police chief, a wanna-go-muckraking young journalist and his Yale-marinated editor; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist and his Latina nurse by day, loin lock by night-until lately, the love of Nestor's life; a refined, and oh-so-light-skinned young woman from Haiti and her Creole-spouting, black-gang-banger-stylin' little brother; a billionaire porn addict, crack dealers in the 'hoods, "de-skilled" conceptual artists at the Miami Art Basel Fair, "spectators" at the annual Biscayne Bay regatta looking only for that night's orgy, yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers at an "Active Adult" condo, and a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous bestselling novels, BACK TO BLOOD is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

The Pump House Gang

The Pump House Gang
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 281
ISBN: 0553380613
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Release: 1999
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Looking for new forms of status and power, the author travels from La Jolla to London in search of the 1960s subculture's wildest heroes. Reprint.

CLASSICS The Electric Kool aid Acid Test

CLASSICS The Electric Kool aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1020222689
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Purple Decades

The Purple Decades
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9781429955003
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Release: 1982-10-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tom Wolfe's The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers, his account of the wild games the poverty program encouraged minority groups to play.

Der Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

Der Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9783641024802
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Release: 2009-03-11
Editor: Heyne Verlag
Language: de

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Electric Kool aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe (Schriftsteller)
Pages: 416
ISBN: LCCN:68000138
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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It s All a Kind of Magic

It   s All a Kind of Magic
Author: Rick Dodgson
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780299295134
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Release: 2013-11-12
Editor: University of Wisconsin Pres
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The first biography of Kesey, [revealing] a youthful life of brilliance and eccentricity that encompassed wrestling, writing, farming, magic and ventriloquism, CIA-funded experiments with hallucinatory drugs, and a notable cast of characters that would come to include Wallace Stegner, Larry McMurtry, Tom Wolfe, Neal Cassady, Timothy Leary, the Grateful Dead, and Hunter S. Thompson"--Dust jacket flap.

Tastes of Honey

Tastes of Honey
Author: Selina Todd
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781473545090
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Release: 2019-08-29
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Anyone who values what is best in British theatre and film will want to join Selina Todd as she digs deep into the brilliance of Delaney’s work – and her character. It’s a riveting book' DAVID HARE The ground-breaking, firebrand playwright who changed our cultural and social landscape and put working-class lives centre stage. On 27 May 1958, A Taste of Honey opened in a small fringe theatre in London. Written by a nineteen-year-old bus driver’s daughter from Salford, the play would blow Britain open and expose a deeply polarised society. It would also make its young author a star. As Conservative Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was telling people they had ‘never had it so good’, A Taste of Honey illuminated the lives of the millions left to languish in Britain’s slums. Delaney’s strong female characters – teenager Jo and her single mother, Helen – asserted that working-class women wanted more than suburban housewifery. The play provoked a barrage of press and political criticism, but was embraced by those whose lives had now been placed centre stage. This is the story of how a working-class teenager stormed theatreland, and what happened next. Shelagh Delaney’s life and work reveal why women of her generation were provoked to challenge the world they’d grown up in. Exploding old certainties about class, sex and taste, Delaney blazed a new path – redefining what art could be and inspiring a new generation of writers, musicians and artists.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest
Author: Ken Kesey
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101575277
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Release: 2012-01-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic, and the inspiration for the new Netflix original series Ratched, with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.