Dream Time

Dream Time Dazzling innovative and courageous Dream Time plunges the reader deep into the sensibility of the s in a wonderful display of cultural archaeology Far from being an unqualified celebration of th

  • Title: Dream Time
  • Author: Geoffrey O'Brien
  • ISBN: 9781582431918
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dazzling, innovative, and courageous, Dream Time plunges the reader deep into the sensibility of the 60 s in a wonderful display of cultural archaeology Far from being an unqualified celebration of the era, it is a deliberate experiment, combining the genres of memoir, novel, and cultural history in order to convey the complex impact of the late 60 s counterculture WheDazzling, innovative, and courageous, Dream Time plunges the reader deep into the sensibility of the 60 s in a wonderful display of cultural archaeology Far from being an unqualified celebration of the era, it is a deliberate experiment, combining the genres of memoir, novel, and cultural history in order to convey the complex impact of the late 60 s counterculture When Dream Time was published in 1988, it won Geoffrey O Brien a Whiting Writer s Award Previous books on the subject had focused primarily on media icons such as Bob Dylan, John Lennon, or Andy Warhol Dream Time shifts the focus to the ways in which the psychedelic and countercultural currents of the era played themselves out in younger and marginal lives If you lived it, but never really came to grips with it if you missed it but wish you hadn t this is the book that tells it, at last, like it really was.

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    • Craig Werner says:

      I'll start with the caveat and then move on to an explanation of why this earns a place on my "favorites" shelf, which I limit to books that combine writing excellence, depth and personal impact. Baldwin, Adrienne Rich, Leslie Silko, Ulyssese true A list.But there is a caveat. O'Brien's Sixties are white and privileged: he writes (consciously) from the perspective of middle-to-upper-middle class youth, with a masculine tilt. There are no black characters, no Vietnam vets, and women are present i [...]

    • Jason says:

      Really, an amazing book. Following a linear pathline that is the manifestation of a life to a time period, the biography of the 60's rebirth and death. This birth into consciousness, fed by the media culture perfumed by the 1950's, lead into the Consciousness-rebellion of the 1960's. This book is the closest thing to an acid trip i've ever read, more than Her by Ferlinghetti.The media are broadcasting the sound of a wound and calling it reality. Consider the Beach Boys. All the while they were s [...]

    • Lauren says:

      Really an extraordinary book that appears at first to be a series of discrete essays about the 60s but is much more of a memoir though not in the traditional sense. Amazing writing that somehow captures the period in an effortless and really imaginative way.

    • Ron Antonucci says:

      And again in 2002.

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