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Prime Green

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Prime Green, Robert Stone

Prime Green

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
9817
publisher:
Ecco Press
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it an A-

Considering that the great novelist Robert Stone (Dog Soldiers) spent part of the 1960s snorting heroin, dropping acid, and inhaling helium from inflated condoms, he has written a remarkably lucid, passionate history and defense of that decade’s countercultural tendencies in Prime Green. Stone seems to have met everyone, from Ken Kesey to the dashingly liberal Paul Newman, and been everywhere, from Vietnam War-era Saigon to Hollywood, where his first novel, Hall of Mirrors, was made into the 1970 dud film WUSA. His overall conclusion? ”We saw…this country as [being] blessed in its most generous hopes.” Right on, brother.

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