Sunday, January 1 1995
First published in 1970, the classic alternative guide to life is considered by some to be 'the single most important piece of pop culture to come out of the Viet Nam era'.
It truly is 'an avant-pop anti-spectacle' -- that is, something perfectly ordinary.
Simulacrum America: The USA and the Popular Media (European Studies in America Literature and Cultur
For the most part the book has a kind of messy music, and such brilliant juxtapositions of language, that more than thrice I felt like Emily Dickinson, like the top of my head had just been taken off.
Who else but George Bradley would dare use a phrase such as 'which for the nonce' without looking around for a volley of tomatoes? Who else but Bradley would dare use a noun like 'naïf' and keep a straight face?"
We need to take the lesson that Cummins' offers us: Peace of mind can come from accepting the transition to adulthood. When we begin to think about others and about the history of our actions, we can make peace with ourselves and with the world around us.
In his efforts to define the very building blocks of this music, [Michael Hicks] has stripped it of its vitality and power, although it is perversely impressive to witness Hicks analyse something so primal as Mick Jagger's vocal stylings.
Scientists have a singular function, to write papers that are printed in 'Science' and 'Nature'. That is about it. But in this context, the scientists live and work in the environment they study, and their laboratory is sinking beneath their feet. They are immersed in the problem by definition.
Gross adds nothing new to a story known by anyone with even a passing interest in comics.