Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties

  title={Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties},
  author={M. Dickstein},
During the 1960s, Morris Dickstein claims, America seemed to be at the gates of Eden verging on a new way of experiencing life, art, and culture. In this book, he discusses how America reached the gates and why, in the end, they remained closed. Beginning with Allen Ginsberg and the Beat poets of the late 1950s, Dickstein traces the rise of a new sensibility in American thought, writing, and music through lively and incisive analyses of such sixties icons as Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Bob Dylan, Norman… Expand
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