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Title The 60s : the story of a decade / The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder ; introduction by David Remnick
Edition First edition
Published New York : Random House, [2016]


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Description xiv, 705 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction / David Remnick -- Part I. Reckonings -- Part II. Confrontation -- Part III. American scenes -- Part IV. Farther shores -- Part V. New arrivals -- Part VI. Artists & athletes -- Part VII. Critics -- Part VIII. Poetry -- Part IX. Fiction
Summary Here are real-time accounts of these years of turmoil: Calvin Trillin reports on the integration of Southern universities, E. B. White and John Updike wrestle with the enormity of the Kennedy assassination, and Jonathan Schell travels with American troops into the jungles of Vietnam. The murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., the fallout of the 1968 Democratic Convention, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Six-Day War: All are brought to immediate and profound life in these pages. The New Yorker of the 1960s was also the wellspring of some of the truly timeless works of American journalism. Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem, and James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time all first appeared in The New Yorker and are featured here. The magazine also published such indelible short story masterpieces as John Cheever's"The Swimmeŕ" and John Updike's"A & P,́" alongside poems by Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. The arts underwent an extraordinary transformation during the decade, one mirrored by the emergence in The New Yorker of critical voices as arresting as Pauline Kael and Kenneth Tynan. Among the crucial cultural figures profiled here are Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Stoppard, Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Cassius Clay (before he was Muhammad Ali), and Mike Nichols and Elaine May. The assembled pieces are given fascinating contemporary context by current New Yorker writers, including Jill Lepore, Malcolm Gladwell, and David Remnick. The result is an incomparable collective portrait of a truly galvanizing era
Subject Nineteen sixties.
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
Author Finder, Henry, editor
Remnick, David, writer of introduction
LC no. 2016013617
ISBN 9780679644835
OTHER TI New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)