Total Loss Farm

Author: Raymond Mungo
Publisher: Pharos Editions
ISBN: 9781940436036
Size: 70.37 MB
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Total Loss Farm from the Author: Raymond Mungo. In making her selection for Pharos Editions, Dana Spiotta tells us how drawn she was by the work of Raymond Mungo. “[He] writes . . . about his own joy and his own pain, he is particularly good when he describes the land around him and how it feels on his body.” Indeed, if Henry David Thoreau had downed a handful of liberty caps before penning Walden it would have read much like Mungo’s Total Loss Farm, a rollicking memoir of the late 1960’s back-to-the-earth movement. Written in a limber prose style formed by the tempo of the times, Mungo takes us into the cultural tsunami of a failed radical politics as it broke on the shoals of a drug-fueled personal freedom and washed inland across the farmlands of Vermont, leaving a trail of damage and redemption in its wake. Total Loss Farm attracted widespread critical and commercial attention in 1970, when the "back-to-the-land" hippie commune movement first emerged. The book's first section, "Another Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers," appeared as the cover article in the May 1970 issue of Atlantic Monthly. The hardcover first edition from Dutton was quickly followed by paperback editions from Bantam, Avon, and Madrona Publishers, keeping the book in print for several decades. Very recently, Dwight Garner in the New York Times Book Review cited Total Loss Farm as "the best and also the loopiest of the commune books."

Famous Long Ago

Author: Raymond Mungo
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558499478
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Famous Long Ago from the Author: Raymond Mungo. Originally published in 1970, Raymond Mungos picaresque account of his adventures with Liberation News Service in the wild years of 1967 and 1968 has been variously described as youthful, passionate, lyrical, demented, and an iconic symbol of the sixties counterculture.

Burnt Toast

Author: Peter Gould
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Size: 73.23 MB
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Burnt Toast from the Author: Peter Gould.

My Generation

Author: John Downton Hazlett
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299157845
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My Generation from the Author: John Downton Hazlett. John Hazlett's engaging and insightful study of writers from the 1960s demonstrates for the first time the ways in which the idea of the generation has affected autobiographical writing in this century. Exchanging "I" for "we," autobiographers from the sixties claim to speak on behalf of all members of their generation. However, the extent to which each perspective accurately represents that generation's beliefs, values, and goals will continually be contested by competing texts and narratives. Writers whose work is addressed in My Generation include Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Michael Rossman, Dotson Rader, Raymond Mungo, Jane Alpert, John Bunzel, Peter Collier, David Horowitz, Joyce Maynard, David Harris, and Todd Gitlin. As Hazlett discovered, the stories these writers present are not simply straightforward accounts; instead, each is constructed with a specific political and personal agenda in an effort to define the generation's identity and the writer's own.

Ideology And Rhetoric

Author: Bożenna Chylińska
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443803898
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Ideology And Rhetoric from the Author: Bożenna Chylińska. The discovery of America and its further development into a modern state and a nation are the clear instance of how ideology and rhetoric are entwined and how they can encompass widely disparate viewpoints. The essays collected in this book address the topical issues of modern American Studies: cultural difference and otherness; gender, race and ethnicity; class and power. They represent new texts and contexts, approached through the revision, reevaluation, and reconfiguration of cannons, thus accommodating the expectations of the heterodox audience. Femininity reconsidered; an ideology of passing away in contemporary world of technical development; race captured within the framework of identity and gender; the rhetoric of blackness approached through racial exploitation; American conquest ideology revealed in a mission of Manifest Destiny; the 20th century assimilation rhetoric in the relations between Native Americans and the US federal government; the conservative ideology and apologetic rhetoric of the Antebellum South; the critique of the 21st century American legal system; the evolution of the presidential rhetoric which today addresses a large heterogeneous audience – all these topics impose a transnational interpretation of American culture which developed as a result of the cross-cultural transformation of European culture/cultures, moulded on American soil to finally become a unique reformulation of the very idea of America itself.

Farm Friends

Author: Thomas Weston Fels
Publisher: Rural Science Institute
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Farm Friends from the Author: Thomas Weston Fels. Farm Friendsis a memoir and a study of the generation of the 1960s. Beginning on a communal farm in 1969, it continues as a personal chronicle of the author and his extended family up to the present day. From the greenhouse in the spring to haying in the summer; from cold, wood-heated winters to abundant home-cooked dinners in the fall, back-to-the-land communards of the late '60s and early '70s made their way in a new and unfamiliar world. Later, relocated in cities and towns across the country, they used what they had learned to continue to explore and to influence life as they found it in the late 20th and early 21st century. What sort of individuals did the rebellious and anti-establishment youth become? How much of their idealism did they retain in the coming decades, as many of them were pulled into mainstream and urban life? Such issues are at the core ofFarm Friends. The author's narrative traces the earlier roots and later pursuits of some of the many participants, companions and friends attracted to this new way of life. Written in a clear and literate manner,Farm Friendsis intended as readable history, stories interwoven into an ongoing narrative that suggests the fabric of an entire generation. From care of the cow and auto repair in rural New England, to Paris, London, and San Francisco,Farm Friendsspans nearly fifty years in the life of the author and his friends, and sets before the reader materials for a reassessment of a complex generation.

Drop City

Author: T. C. Boyle
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140882681X
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Drop City from the Author: T. C. Boyle. It is the seventies, at the height of flower power. Star has just joined Drop City, a hippie commune in sunny California living the simple, natural life. But underneath the drugs, music and transcendent bliss, she slowly discovers tensions and sexual rivalries that threaten to split the community apart. A world away in Boynton, a tiny town in the interior of Alaska, Sess Harder, a pioneer who actually does live off the land, hunting, trapping and fishing, yearns for someone to share the harsh winters with him. When the authorities threaten to close down Drop City, the hippies abandon camp and head up north to Alaska, the last frontier. But neither they nor the inhabitants of Boynton are completely prepared for each other - and as the two communities collide, unexpected friendships and dangerous enmities are born.

A New Dawn For The New Left

Author: Blake Slonecker
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137280824
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A New Dawn For The New Left from the Author: Blake Slonecker. This book examines the underground Liberation News Service and the commune Montague Farm to trace the evolution of the New Left after 1968. In the process, it extends the chronological breadth of the long Sixties, rethinks the relationship between political and cultural radicalism, and explores the relationships between diverse social movements.

At Home In Nature

Author: Rebecca Kneale Gould
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520241404
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At Home In Nature from the Author: Rebecca Kneale Gould. "Gould's attention to the ironies and ambivalences that abound in the practice of homesteading provides fresh and insightful perspective."--Beth Blissman, Oberlin College "This luminously written ethnography of the worlds that homesteaders make significantly broadens our understanding of modern American religion. In richly textured descriptions of the everyday lives and work of the homesteaders with whom she lived, Gould helps us understand how the tasks of clearing land, making bread, and building a garden wall were ways of taking on the most urgent issues of meaning and ethics."--Robert A. Orsi, Harvard University "This is a fascinating, authoritative, and accessible look at one of America's most important subcultures. If you ever get around to building that cabin in the woods, or especially if you don't, you'll want this volume on the bookshelf."--Bill McKibben, author of "Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape" "Rebecca Gould's compelling book on American homesteading brings the study of the religion-nature connection in the U.S. to a new place."--Catherine L. Albanese, author of "Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age" "Gould provides brand new data and sheds new interpretive light on familiar figures and movements. "At Home in Nature" is a model of how to seamlessly blend ethnography and history."--Bron Taylor, University of Florida, editor of the "Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature"

Imagine Nation

Author: Peter Braunstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136058907
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Imagine Nation from the Author: Peter Braunstein. Amidst the recent flourishing of Sixties scholarship, Imagine Nation is the first collection to focus solely on the counterculture. Its fourteen provocative essays seek to unearth the complexity and rediscover the society-changing power of significant movements and figures.