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: un

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.

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

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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.

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

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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 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: un

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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

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

Desolate Angel

Desolate Angel
Author: Dennis McNally
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780306875205
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Release: 2020-03-24
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A blockbuster of a biography . . . absolutely magnificent."--San Francisco Chronicle Jack Kerouac--"King of the Beats," unwitting catalyst for the '60s counterculture, groundbreaking author--was a complex and compelling man: a star athlete with a literary bent; a spontaneous writer vilified by the New Critics but adored by a large, youthful readership; a devout Catholic but aspiring Buddhist; a lover of freedom plagued by crippling alcoholism. Desolate Angel follows Kerouac from his childhood in the mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts, to his early years at Columbia where he met Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady, beginning a four-way friendship that would become a sociointellectual legend. In rich detail and with sensitivity, Dennis McNally recounts Kerouac's frenetic cross-country journeys, his experiments with drugs and sexuality, his travels to Mexico and Tangier, the sudden fame that followed the publication of On the Road, the years of literary triumph, and the final near-decade of frustration and depression. Desolate Angel is a harrowing, compassionate portrait of a man and an artist set in an extraordinary social context. The metamorphosis of America from the Great Depression to the Kennedy administration is not merely the backdrop for Kerouac's life but is revealed to be an essential element of his art . . . for Kerouac was above all a witness to his exceptional times.

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"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: un

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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1429961325
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Release: 2008-03-04
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

The Painted Word

The Painted Word
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1429961201
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Release: 2008-10-14
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek) trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this "masterpiece" (The Washington Post) Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual. The Painted Word is Tom Wolfe "at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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: un

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Food and Feast in Modern Outlaw Tales

Food and Feast in Modern Outlaw Tales
Author: Alexander L. Kaufman,Penny Vlagopoulos
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780429590177
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Release: 2019-03-21
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of scholarly essays presents new work from in an emerging line of inquiry: modern outlaw narratives and the textual and cultural relevance of food and feasting. Food, its preparation and its consumption, is presented in outlaw narratives as central points of human interaction, community, conflict, and fellowship. Feast scenes perform a wide variety of functions, serving as cultural repositories of manners and behaviors, catalysts for adventure, or moments of regrouping and redirecting narratives. The book argues that modern outlaw narratives illuminate a potent cross-cultural need for freedom, solidarity, and justice, and it examines ways in which food and feasting are often used to legitimate difference, create discord, and manipulate power dynamics.

The Beast Reawakens

The Beast Reawakens
Author: Martin A. Lee
Pages: 604
ISBN: 9781135281243
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Release: 2013-10-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Marilyn and Me

Marilyn and Me
Author: Lawrence Schiller
Pages: 207
ISBN: 3836536242
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Release: 2012
Editor: Taschen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Marilyn & Me" is an intimate tale of a legend before her fall and a young photographer on his way to the top. The limited edition monographNsigned by the photographer and numberedNincludes headline-grabbing nudes of the actress to the almost surreal pictures from the day of her funeral, the tragedy of her death hanging heavy in every frame.