We watched another segment of the series, The Sixties, tonight. We TEVO so not sure when it ran originally. Tonight's segment was on the "hippie generation" which leads right into our rebel theme. I learned some things. When the whole teen rebelling era began, I was a couple of years too young to know it had started. This was the thing I learned. The series claimed it started with the beat generation that transitioned into the hippie generation by Ken Kesey of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest fame. One of my all-time favorite books.
I came in about the time Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan took center stage. Music played a huge role in the sixties culture, and books played a big part in my life during the sixties. I came of age too and the books that attracted me were cutting edge (in my humble opinion). Here's a partial list of the ones that I enjoyed and made me feel like I was really delving deep into myself and the written word, in no particular order.
Franny and Zooey JD Salinger
Portnoy's Complaint Philip Roth
The Agony and The Ecstasy Irving Stone
The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton
The Chosen Chaim Potok
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey
The Group Mary McCarthy
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Do you have a time when it seems you came of age with the books you read? Makes me want to go back and reread them to see if I'm still so impressed!
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