Category Archives: Books

MIT’s Anti-War Protests 1967-1972

“The protests that erupted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1960s were an important part of the wider student unrest that shook the US in this period. Noam Chomsky has often talked sympathetically about these protests, which … Continue reading

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The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. – Robert Coover (1968)

“The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. is Robert Coover‘s second novel, published in 1968. J. Henry Waugh is an accountant, albeit an unhappy one. However, each night after he comes home from work, Henry immerses himself in … Continue reading

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Home Is the Sailor – Jorge Amado (1964)

“Vasco Moscoso de Aragão makes port in Periperi, on the coast of Bahia. His sailor’s uniform, charts, pipe and telescope become attractions in the small town. Besides the nautical instruments that fascinate the locals, the townsfolk also fall for the … Continue reading

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Robert Stone on the 1960s and A New Disruption in Culture By Robert Stone

Seaman’s papers, 1960 “The word that I associate with the 60s is Disruption. There was, for example, technical disruption, just as there had been around the invention of the printing press. The computer, which had started the decade sitting in … Continue reading

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The Situationist Times, 1962–67

“Jacqueline de Jong was born in 1939, in the Dutch town of Hengelo, to liberal, contemporary art-collecting Jewish industrialists. In 1942, she and her mother fled to her mother’s native Switzerland, where they stayed out the war in Zurich; one … Continue reading

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Mel Lyman and the Lyman Family

The Fort Hill Community by Mel Lyman “The material on this site is controversial. Almost all of it is from published sources, but in many cases the accuracy – the truth – of the content has been disputed. Was that … Continue reading

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Classics Illustrated

“Classics Illustrated is an American comic book/magazine series featuring adaptations of literary classics such as Les Miserables, Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The Iliad. Created by Albert Kanter, the series began publication in 1941 and finished its first run in 1969, … Continue reading

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