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The Resource Revolutionaries, by Joshua Furst

Revolutionaries, by Joshua Furst

Label
Revolutionaries
Title
Revolutionaries
Statement of responsibility
by Joshua Furst
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his second novel, the acclaimed author of The Sabotage Café leads us on a long, strange trip through the heart of the sixties and beyond, as seen through the eyes of the revolution's poster child. Fred is the sole offspring of Lenny Snyder, the famous (or notorious) pied piper of the counterculture, and in middle age he hates being reminded of it. But neither can he ignore any longer his psychedelically bizarre childhood. From infancy, for instance, when his parents named him Freedom, he was held up as a model for the new consciousness, not only by family and friends but also by everyone in the burgeoning movement led by his father, who happily exploited having his wife and his toddling, then walking and talking, and finally observant son in tow. Thanks to Fred, this charismatic, brilliant, volatile ringmaster is as captivating in these pages as he was to his devoted disciples back then. We watch Lenny organize hippies and intellectuals, stage magnificent stunts, and gradually lose his magnetic confidence and leading role as the sixties start slipping away. He demands loyalty but gives none back in return, a man who preaches love but treats his own intimates with almost reflexive cruelty. And Fred remembers all of it--the chaos, the spite, the affection. A kaleidoscopic saga, this novel is at once a profound allegory for America--where we've been and where we're going--and a deeply personal and profound portrait of a father and son who define our times
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Furst, Joshua
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.U78
LC item number
R48 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Counterculture
Label
Revolutionaries, by Joshua Furst
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1046068020
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780307271143
Lccn
2018044984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1046068020
Label
Revolutionaries, by Joshua Furst
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1046068020
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780307271143
Lccn
2018044984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1046068020

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