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The sixties

Author: Jenny Diski
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2009.
Series: Big ideas/small books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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A brilliant, alternative take onsixties swinging London, Jenny Diski offers radical reconsiderations of the social, political, and personal meaning of that turbulent era. What was Jenny Diski doing in the sixties' A lot: dropping out, taking drugs, buying clothes, having sex, demonstrating, and spending time in mental hospitals. Now, as Diski herself turns sixty years old, she examines what has been lost in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Biography
Named Person: Jenny Diski; Jenny Diski
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Diski
ISBN: 9781429928168 1429928166
OCLC Number: 754775404
Description: 1 online resource (143 pages).
Series Title: Big ideas/small books.
Responsibility: Jenny Diski.

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A brilliant, alternative take onsixties swinging London, Jenny Diski offers radical reconsiderations of the social, political, and personal meaning of that turbulent era. What was Jenny Diski doing in the sixties' A lot: dropping out, taking drugs, buying clothes, having sex, demonstrating, and spending time in mental hospitals. Now, as Diski herself turns sixty years old, she examines what has been lost in the purple haze of nostalgia and selective memory of that era, what endures, and what has always been the same. From the vantage point of London, she takes stock of the Sexual Revolution, the fashion, the drug culture, and the psychiatric movements and education systems of the day. What she discovers is that the ideas of the sixties often paved the way for their antithesis, and that by confusing liberation and libertarianism, a new kind of radicalism would take over both in the UK and America. Witty, provocative, and gorgeously written, Jenny Diski promises to feed your head with new insights about everything that was, and is, the sixties.

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