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Fifth Estate # 69, December 26, 1968-January 8, 1969

On December 12, 13, and 14, The Living Theatre, an amazing theatrical community numbering over 35, performed three of the four productions of their repertoire: “Mysteries and Smaller Pieces,” “Antigone,” and “Frankenstein” (“Paradise Now” is the fourth) at the Detroit …

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The Beatles


Fifth Estate # 68, December 12-25, 1968

a review of The Beatles, The Authorized Biography, by Hunter Davies, McGraw Hill, 1968, NYC, $6.95, 357 pp. // Share this on…

Tricky Dick and the Flying Saucer


Fifth Estate # 66, November 14-27, 1968

An interesting omen—a few days ago, barely preceding the Nixonian “renaissance” I received in the mail a strange newly-issued artifact of the Eisenhower-Nixon era. It was a pamphlet titled HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD, published by- none other than The …

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Safe in Heaven


Fifth Estate # 92, November 13-26, 1969

I. That old city-planner, Death, caught up with Jack Kerouac this October. Reportedly, it was an ugly death; drunk and despairing, his guts literally busting and bleeding inside the heavy lonely flesh. Kerouac had ruined his great good looks years …

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Fifth Estate # 64, October 17-30, 1968

1. Thomas Haroldson “Barbarella” is a gas. No doubt about it. In fact, it is one of the most enjoyable and imaginative movies ever made. // Share this on…

Poems for people who don’t read poems


Fifth Estate # 64, October 17-30, 1968

a review of Poems for people who don’t read poems by Hans Magnus Enzenberger, Atheneum Press, NYC. 1968. $2.95. 177 pp. // Share this on…

How does a Radical Read Art?


Fifth Estate # 91, October 30-November 12, 1969

I. There is a Saying: “Good writing is counter-revolutionary. According to Ellen Willis (who did a piece on the Chicago Pig Riot in New American Review No. 6) good writing ”is a reminder that literature is basically an activity of …

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Helping an old woman, age 90, turn on


Fifth Estate # 87, September 4-17, 1969

Age 90 is very different. A dusty journey has been traveled, a time-tunnel has been penetrated. Her 20th Century is a vast prismatic blur, a fantasy in which some parts hold up for the Truth. // Share this on…

Weird and Funny Words


Fifth Estate # 86, August 21-September 3, 1969

It is a good time in American history to go back to roots, to “get down,” to forget speeches and lectures and concentrate on The Word. // Share this on…

The ultimate phallic journey


Fifth Estate # 85, August 7-20, 1969

1. Andy Warhol would have given his right arm (and probably his left buttock) to have created that epically-dull 2-1/2 hour underground film (starring Neil “Jack” Armstrong and Edwin “Archie” Aldrin) that was shown on American TV under such unusual …

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