Wolfe takes a walk on the wild side with Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters and writes about the 1960s hippie culture.Wolfe takes a walk on the wild side with Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters and writes about the 1960s hippie culture.Read Less
Book: Very Good. 8vo. 434 pp. 5 5/8 x 8 1/2. White cloth covered boards, stamped in red and blue on spine. No dj. Cloth slightly darkened at spine. Endpapers a little darkened with adhesive bleed-through.
Good. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1968. Dust jacket in good condition, significant chipping and small tears on upper edge and on spine ends. DJ is also rubbed and age-toned. White clothbound hardcover with red and blue lettering, in very good condition. Lightly rubbed covers. Binding is tight. Pages are lightly age-toned, but otherwise clean and unmarked. 434 pp.
Glaser, Milton. VERY GOOD PLUS in Fair Dustjacket. BOOK CLUB EDITION. Front corners lightly nudged. Edges lightly worn. Spinecaps folded under. Very mild shelfwear to surfaces. Dustjacket fair. Sunning to spine. Lightly soiled covers. Edges are chipped, torn and creased. General shelfwear to surfaces of colorful, psychedelic-art jacket. 434 pp with. Tom Wolfe chronicles the adventures of Ken Kesey and his group of followers called the Merry Pranksters. Kesey was the "promising middle-class youth with all the advantages." He was a scholar, actor and star athlete--one of the outstanding young novelists in America--when he burst forth as an experimenter with powerful new hallucinogenic drugs. He became a fugitive from the FBI, the California police, and the Mexican Federales. Today the book is remembered as an early example of the literary style called New Journalism. Kesey is the author of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion.
8.25 x 5.5, white boards, 416 pp, covers a bit rubbed, spine ends bumped with shallow tears, hinges loose, former owner's ink name on front fly, contents nice, in rubbed and soiled, edge worn dust jacket ("$5.95"). Second printing.
Certainly it seems a bit dated with the levels of media stimuli we are now confronted but taken into account of the time, Wolf nails the trend setters.
Jan 14, 2010
This book captures the spirit of those on an adventure in time and space. I highly recommend it. How do you know where you are going without knowing where you've been? It is amazing how history is truly on a loop - sometimes almost an identical loop.
Oct 14, 2007
UNDERSTANDING THE 60'S
This is the quintessential account of how it all began - the "drugs, sex, rock" scene that plagues us still.
I purchassed this particular volume for another, but I have a copy and have given away several more - and I never fail to recommend it at the least opportunity.
Wolf's style will take some readers a while to get used to, but the effort is worth it.
Wolf makes no judgments, he merely accurately describes; that's plenty enough.
This is a very serious funny book by one of the best writers of our times. For any reader of taste or sense, not being familiar with the works of Tom Wolf is an egregious act of self-denial.
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