- Taschenbuch: 260 Seiten
- Verlag: Citadel; Auflage: Citadel Undergr. (1. Januar 1991)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0806512229
- ISBN-13: 978-0806512228
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14 x 2,2 x 20,9 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.441.088 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Aquarius Revisited: Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture That Changed America (Citadel Underground Series) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Januar 1991
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Examines America in the sixties through the works of Burroughs, Ginsberg, Mailer, Kesey, Hunter S. Thompson, Leary, and Robins.
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Peter O. Whitmer is a writer and clinical psychologist and Bruce Van Wyngarden a magazine editor, both "children of the sixties." First published in 1987, "Aquarius Revisited" offers readers a penetrating look at some of the iconic figures of what the authors describe as the "Acid Generation," reflecting the degree to which drug use fueled at least some of the creativity the era spawned.
In AR, we meet seven of the personalities who gave shape and color to the counterculture of the 1960's: unconventional, intriguing, and, for the most part, profoundly wise souls that built the philosophic, spiritual, literary and aesthetic foundations one of the most significant movements that the twentieth century has produced.
AR is well-written history with penetrating interviews of William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Key Kesey, Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer, Tom Robbins and Hunter S. Thompson. Illustrative background information is offered with chapters on the Esalen Institute, UC Berkeley and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh's Rajneeshpuram commune.
These seven fathers (they are, for some reason, all male) are all avatars who in a large sense created a movement that changed America, hopefully for good. As a group they are the aesthetic of evolution, the wellsprings of revolution, and, in the author's words, "they peer into the future, saying `there is always more.' They are the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night."
This is a delicious book, a treat for the soul, that realistically portrays some of the reasons for "the way we were."
The author takes us on a spirited, insightful sojourn through the backalleys of America's true icons and offers up zillions of interesting sidetracks along the way.
He doesn't mince too many words when disclosing the nitty gritty opinions that each of the protagonists has of one another - this makes for a more interesting read than many works which simply glorify all their subjects.
Additionally, somehow the author has an uncanny finger on the pulse of what we really want to hear about on the way, such as the piece on James Dean - his significance and his death. The section on Hunter S. Thompson is a riot!!!
This is a nice addition to your psychedelic editions.