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The Portable Sixties Reader (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Portable Sixties Reader (Penguin Classics)
Author: Ann Charters
ISBN 13: 9780142001943
ISBN 10: 142001945
Edition: 1ST
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2002-12-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 672
List Price: $21.00
 
 

Compiled by a lifelong scholar of the Beat generation, this anthology contains excerpts from essays, speeches, poetry, and fiction representative of the American counterculture of the 1960s. Included are the words of Allen Ginsberg on conducting a demonstration, Gloria Steinem on unlearning sexism, and Malcolm X on fighting for voting rights. The volume concludes with a selection of ten elegies, including Archibald MacLeish's "Hemingway" and a poem for Janis Joplin by Marilyn Hacker. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Absorbing...a collection to be read...seething with emotion and urgency...