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The electric kool-aid acid test
The electric kool-aid acid test
Physical Description:
416 pages ; 21 cm
General Note (Repeatable):
Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©1968.
Black shiny FBI shoes -- The bladder totem -- The electric suit -- What do you think of my Buddha? -- The rusky-dusky neon dust -- The bus -- Unauthorized acid -- Tootling the multitudes -- The crypt trip -- Dream wars -- The unspoken thing -- The bust -- The Hell's Angels -- A miracle in seven days -- Cloud -- The frozen jug band -- Departures -- Cosmo's Tasmanian deviltry -- The trips festival -- The electric Kool-Aid acid test -- The fugitive -- ¡Diablo! -- The red tide -- The Mexican bust -- Secret agent number one -- The cops and robbers game -- The graduation -- Epilogue.
One of the most essential works on the 1960s counterculture, Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Test is the seminal work on the hippie culture, a report on what it was like to follow along with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters as they launched out on the "Transcontinental Bus Tour" from the West Coast to New York, all the while introducing acid (then legal) to hundreds of like-minded folks, staging impromptu jam sessions, dodging the Feds, and meeting some of the most revolutionary figures of the day.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Picador, [2008]