New York in the 50s by Dan Wakefield

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A look back at the New York City during the 1950s explores the tastes, politics, and culture of the era, discussing free love, jazz, radical politics, Spanish Harlem, psychoanalysis, Mailer, Joan Didion, Talese, Trillin, Ginsberg, Kerouac, and more. 15,000 first printing.

About Dan Wakefield

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DAN WAKEFIELD's previous books include Creating from the Spirit and The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography.
Published May 1, 1992 by Houghton Mifflin (T). 355 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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While Allen Ginsberg howled that the best minds of his generation were being destroyed by madness, Wakefield, who lived in the same town, was high on just being there, on making it as a freelance writer if not yet as a novelist, on the camaraderie he found in Greenwich Village, on hanging around ...

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