New York in the Fifties

New York in the Fifties

Book - 1992
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New York in the 50s is Dan Wakefield's story of a unique time and place in cultural history, when New York City was a hotbed of free love, hot jazz, radical politics, psychoanalysis, and artistic expression. Wakefield found himself in the middle of a world in which anything was possible, and he writes about the era with the keen eye of a historian and the first-hand knowledge and affection of one who lived through a fabled, fertile era. Wakefield enriches his recollections with the first-hand accounts of his friends and colleagues-Joan Didion, Gay Talese, Allen Ginsberg, William F. Buckley, James Baldwin, and others who made New York in the fifties the legend that still exerts such a powerful influence on American life. A documentary film based on the book will be shown at film festivals in the United States and abroad during 1999. A CD of the musical score, composed and produced by Steve Allee, has been released by AlleyOop Music Publishing. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1992
ISBN: 9780395513200
Characteristics: x, 355 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: New York in the 50s


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