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Peace, Love, and Revolution at the Library

Walter Bredel, Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, Bethel, NY, 1969. “The spirit of the 60s never truly left. And this season, it’s front and center at the Library—and across the city—with era-inspired programs, special guests, exhibitions, and more. In collaboration with … Continue reading

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Coney Island of the Mind – Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1958)

“This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Coney Island of the Mind, Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s landmark second volume of poetry. In commemoration, New Directions has recently released a new hardback edition of the book, complete with a CD … Continue reading

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Be Here Now – Ram Dass (1971)

“I watched the movie many, many times, but when it came to reading Be Here Now, it was so over my head. I loved the artistic presentation and illustrations, but every time I tried to read it, I had no … Continue reading

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Post-Scarcity Anarchism – Murray Bookchin

“Post-Scarcity Anarchism is a collection of essays by Murray Bookchin, first published in 1971 by Ramparts Press. In it, Bookchin outlines the possible form anarchism might take under conditions of post-scarcity. One of Bookchin’s major works, its author’s radical thesis … Continue reading

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In Cold Blood – Truman Capote (1966)

“In Cold Blood is a non-fiction novel by American author Truman Capote, first published in 1966; it details the 1959 murders of four members of the Herbert Clutter family in the small farming community of Holcomb, Kansas. When Capote learned … Continue reading

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Mr. Natural

“Mr. Natural (Fred Natural) is a comic book character created and drawn by 1960s counterculture and underground comix artist Robert Crumb. First appearing in the premiere issue of Yarrowstalks (May 5, 1967), the character gained a following during the underground … Continue reading

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The Group – Mary McCarthy (1963)

“The Group is the best-known novel of American writer Mary McCarthy. It made New York Times Best Seller list in 1963 and remained there for almost two years. In 1933, eight young female friends graduate from Vassar College. The book … Continue reading

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