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The sixties big ideas, small books / Jenny Diski.

Diski, Jenny. (Author).
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Moorhead Public Library 824.9 DIS (Text) 33500010292506 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780312427214 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0312427212 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 148 p. ; 19 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Picador ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador, c2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 August #1
    A teenager when the sixties counterculture hit, novelist Diski participated in most of its trends. The six chapters on the period, which she quickly points out (for those who weren't there) spanned from the mid-1960s to no later than 1974, recall her buying the fashions, taking the drugs, having the sex, marching in the protests, teaching in a free school, and doing radical therapy. Those activities cover virtually the whole sixties program, and as the child of a dysfunctional family who'd already been through the psychiatric-penal mill, Diski was well primed for it. Assessing it all, she makes two blanket observations: as an Englishwoman, she escaped the era's deadliest aspects because the UK wasn't involved in Vietnam; and she and her peers could do and believe what they did because they were young—that is, ignorant and inexperienced. Now she knows the human realities on which so many sixties schemes foundered; then, however, those realities seemed surmountable obstacles. Unrepentant about her sixties self, she writes with composed clarity about a seemingly neverendingly controversial period. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

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JENNY DISKI is the author of eight novels and two books of travel/memoir. Her journalism appears regularly in The London Review of Books.

Subject: Great Britain > Civilization > 1945-
Great Britain > Social life and customs > 20th century.
London (England) > History > 1951-
Diski, Jenny.
Authors, English > 20th century > Biography.
Counterculture > 20th century > Biography.
Nineteen sixties > Biography.
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