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“The Paranoid Style in American Politics” – Richard J. Hofstadter (1964)

“‘The Paranoid Style in American Politics‘ is an essay by American historian Richard J. Hofstadter, first published in Harper’s Magazine in November 1964; it served as the title essay of a book by the author in the same year. Published … Continue reading

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Mexico City Blues (242 Choruses) – Jack Kerouac (1959)

“Mexico City Blues is a poem published by Jack Kerouac in 1959 composed of 242 ‘choruses’ or stanzas. Written between 1954 and 1957, the poem is the product of Kerouac’s spontaneous prose, his Buddhism, and his disappointment at his failure … Continue reading

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Solaris – Stanisław Lem (1961)

“Solaris is a 1961 philosophical science fiction novel by Polish writer Stanisław Lem. The central theme of the book is the complete failure of human beings to understand an extraterrestrial intelligence. A team of human scientists is probing and examining the … Continue reading

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From The Third Eye: The Evergreen Review Film Reader

“Over a decade and a half in the making, From The Third Eye: The Evergreen Review Film Reader is the first comprehensive look at Barney Rosset and Grove Press’s contribution to film culture, collecting close to four dozen articles of … Continue reading

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Dead Fingers Talk – William Burroughs (1963)

“… The Dead Fingers Talk is the more desirable book. Dead Fingers Talk is the coolest first edition hardcover available to the Burroughs collector. In a publishing history dominated by incredible paperback editions like the Olympia Press titles, the Ace … Continue reading

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A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway (1964)

“A Moveable Feast is a memoir by American author Ernest Hemingway about his years as a struggling young migrant journalist and writer in Paris in the 1920s. The book, first published in 1964, describes the author’s apprenticeship as a young … Continue reading

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Nixon and the Pentagon Papers

The cover of a Pentagon Papers volume “In early 1967, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara was struggling with a mounting sense of frustration over the Vietnam War. Questioning the decision-making process that had led to such deep US involvement, … Continue reading

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