The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1968). Wolfe's classic account of Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters, their cross-country bus trip, and the birth of the hippie counterculture. This was Wolfe's first major literary success: a volume that helped define the New Journalism and its participatory ethos -- an irony in that Wolfe was nowhere near the Pranksters during the period he wrote about, but he translated the participants' stories into an immediate, you-are-there narrative that was compelling, which led to this book becoming widely viewed as the definitive account of the Sixties. This copy is from the library of Albert Morch, a San Francisco newspaper columnist who makes a brief appearance in the book. Fine in a fine dust jacket and exceedingly scarce thus: one suspects Mr. Morch never read the book -- most copies show considerable soiling and wear to the predominantly white dust jacket and white binding. [#034755] SOLD
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