The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 031242759X
Release Date: 2008-08-19
Genre: History

Describes the escapades of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, a drug-saturated group of hippies who get in and out of trouble with the law.

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429961147
Release Date: 2008-08-19
Genre: Social Science

Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism. "An American classic" (Newsweek) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the 1960s.

The Electric Kool aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780552993661
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Drug addiction

One of the most essential works on the 1960s counterculture, Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Test is the seminal work on the hippie culture, a report on what it was like to follow along with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters as they launched out on the "Transcontinental Bus Tour" from the West Coast to New York, all the while introducing acid (then legal) to hundreds of like-minded folks, staging impromptu jam sessions, dodging the Feds, and meeting some of the most revolutionary figures of the day.

The Pump House Gang

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
ISBN: UOM:39015004114792
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Social Science

Describes the activities of a group of freak-out surfers and other personalities in the psychedelic life style in America and England

The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429961031
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Genre: Social Science

"An excellent book by a genius," said Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., of this now classic exploration of the 1960s from the founder of new journalism. "This is a book that will be a sharp pleasure to reread years from now, when it will bring back, like a falcon in the sky of memory, a whole world that is currently jetting and jazzing its way somewhere or other."--Newsweek In his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965) Wolfe introduces us to the sixties, to extravagant new styles of life that had nothing to do with the "elite" culture of the past.

Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 142996118X
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Social Science

The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongruous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment, in Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.

Acid Christ

Author: Mark Christensen
Publisher: IPG
ISBN: 9781936182084
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Following the leader of the notorious "Merry Pranksters" from his birth in Colorado to his literary success and the cross-country journey that inspired the "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," this candid biography chronicles the life and times of 1960s cultural icon Ken Kesey. Presenting an incisive analysis of the author who described himself as "too young to be a beatnik, and too old to be a hippie,” this account conducts a mesmerizing journey from author Mark Christensen's point of view, who grew up in Southern California and migrated to Oregon to be part of the Kesey "flock." From interviews with family members and those within his inner circle, this exploration reveals the bestselling author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in his many forms, placing him within the framework of his time, his generation, and the zeitgeist of the psychedelic era.

Tom Wolfe

Author: Brian Abel Ragen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313313830
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Offers an examination of the works of the American author.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest

Author: Ken Kesey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101575277
Release Date: 2012-01-19
Genre: Fiction

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Back to Blood

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316214582
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Fiction

A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor, the black police chief, a wanna-go-muckraking young journalist and his Yale-marinated editor; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist and his Latina nurse by day, loin lock by night-until lately, the love of Nestor's life; a refined, and oh-so-light-skinned young woman from Haiti and her Creole-spouting, black-gang-banger-stylin' little brother; a billionaire porn addict, crack dealers in the 'hoods, "de-skilled" conceptual artists at the Miami Art Basel Fair, "spectators" at the annual Biscayne Bay regatta looking only for that night's orgy, yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers at an "Active Adult" condo, and a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous bestselling novels, BACK TO BLOOD is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

Between Fiction and the Greater Truth Representation and Reality in Tom Wolfe s The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

Author: Marc Regler
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638648424
Release Date: 2007-07
Genre:

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A+, Victoria University of Wellington (School of English, Film and Theatre der Faculty of Humanities and Social Science), course: ENGL439 - Journalism And Literature, language: English, abstract: A close reading of Tome Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test considering Wolfe's concept of New Journalism as a form of writing between the novel and journalism.

The further inquiry

Author: Ken Kesey
Publisher: Viking Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015018979735
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Fiction

The head Prankster offers hundreds of photographs and transcripts of key episodes in a re-examination of the legendary adventure of the Merry Pranksters during their 1964 trip across America in a bus called "Further"

The Purple Decades

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374239282
Release Date: 1982-10-01
Genre: Fiction

The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers, his account of the wild games the poverty program encouraged minority groups to play.

The Right Stuff

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429961325
Release Date: 2008-03-04
Genre: History

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

Der Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641024802
Release Date: 2009-03-11
Genre: Fiction

Amerika in den frühen Sechzigerjahren: LSD-Experimente, San Francisco, Blumenkinder. Und eine Busreise, wie es sie nie zuvor gegeben hat und nie mehr geben wird. 1968 beschrieb Tom Wolfe die Reise von Ken Kesey und seinen „Merry Pranksters“ in seinem legendären Klassiker. Ein Buch, welches längst als Neues Testament der Hipster-Mythologie gilt.