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The Nova Trilogy (The Cut-up Trilogy) – William S. Burroughs

“The Nova Trilogy or The Cut-up Trilogy is a name commonly given by critics to a series of three experimental novels by William S. Burroughs: The Soft Machine (1961, revised 1966 and 1968), The Ticket That Exploded (1962, revised 1967) … Continue reading

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Paul Blackburn – The Nets (1961)

“… But a rather different influence is reflected in (Paul) Blackburn’s next book, The Nets. Composed mostly in Spain and southern France from 1954 to 1957 (though not published until 1961 in New York), The Nets contains a number of … Continue reading

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Corinth Books

amazon: The Modems: An Anthology of New Writing, Jones, LeRoi, ed. “One of New York’s literary landmarks was the Eighth Street Book Shop, which began in 1947 when brothers Ted and Eli Wilentz bought an old Womraths ‘bookstore’ (really a … Continue reading

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The 60s: The Story of a Decade – New Yorker

“… What ambition, what essays – or more accurately, what essayists! Among them: Rachel Carson and ‘The Silent Spring’, a manifesto which brought environmental issues to the attention of the American public. Truman Capote and ‘In Cold Blood’, about the … Continue reading

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Anne Sexton – Live or Die (1967)

“Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928 – October 4, 1974) was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book Live or Die. Themes of her poetry include … Continue reading

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The March on the Pentagon: An Oral History

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrators run up against military police as they attempt to penetrate security lines at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21, 1967. “The Vietnam War is the only American conflict remembered as much for the opposition it … Continue reading

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Wes Wilson

“Wes Wilson is generally acknowledged as the father of the 60s rock concert poster. In 1968, he received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts for ‘his contributions to American Art.’ He pioneered what is now known as … Continue reading

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