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Tom Wolfe's genre-defining magical mystery tour through the 1960s published in Vintage Classics for the first time to mark its fiftieth anniversary.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JARVIS COCKER
In the summer of 1964, author Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters set out on an awesome social experiment like no other. Blazing across America in their day-glo schoolbus, doped up and deep 'in the pudding', the Pranksters' arrival on the scene - anarchic, exuberant and LSD-infused - would turn on an entire counter-culture, and provide Tom Wolfe with the perfect free-wheeling subject for this, his pioneering masterpiece of New Journalism.
'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is not simply the best book on the hippies, it is the essential book...the pushing, ballooning heart of the matter' New York Times
Closing date: 01/11/2020
Every word seems placed with a care and a skill of contrivance... A major journalistic contribution to the future analysis of our own and America's strange period of this century - Guardian
An amazing book... A book that definitely gives Wolfe the edge on the nonfiction novel - The Village Voice
Electrifying - San Francisco Chronicle
A life-changer, a rabble-rouser, a mind-blower, a gathering of the tribes, a call to arms, a manifesto for a new society, a car repair manual, a fly-on-the-paisley-patterned-wall account of a cultural revolution - a masterpiece! -- Jarvis Cocker
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is not simply the best book on the hippies, it is the essential book...the pushing, ballooning heart of the matter - New York Times
Publication date: 28/05/2018
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing
|Publication date:||28th May 2018|
|Author:||Tom Wolfe, Jarvis Cocker|
|Publisher:||Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
|Categories:||Biography: literary, Social & cultural history, Drug-induced states,|
Tom Wolfe (1930-2018) was the author of more than a dozen books, among them The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, I Am Charlotte Simmons and Back to Blood. He received the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.More About Tom Wolfe, Jarvis Cocker