Safe in Heaven


Fifth Estate # 92, November 13-26, 1969

// Share this on…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 …

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Fifth Estate # 64, October 17-30, 1968

// Share this on…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

// Share this on…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

// Share this on…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 …

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Helping an old woman, age 90, turn on


Fifth Estate # 87, September 4-17, 1969

// Share this on…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 …

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Weird and Funny Words


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

// Share this on…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

// Share this on…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 …

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Fifth Estate # 83, July 10-23, 1969

// Share this on…a review of The Assault on Childhood, Ron Goulart, Sherbourne Press, Los Angeles, 1969, $6.50 // Share this on…

Works go Blimp and Gothic, Ltd.


Fifth Estate # 82, June 26-July 9, 1969

// Share this on…YARGH! STOMP! GIGGLE…WOW! SLAM! KILK! SIGH…POOT! RRRRIP! THUD! SPOOOM! AHHHH. BONK! AAAGGHH! MUNCH! CHOFF! HEH, HEH, SPLUT! KLAT! ZZZZZZZZ, HAR, HAR, HEE, HAW, ZNIF! YUMPH! Gothic Blimp Works is unbelievably good poetry and such (SLAM!)…I mean things …

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The Big Party


Fifth Estate # 80, May 29-June 11, 1969

// Share this on…I. Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish’s original monkey dinner was held at 19 Gramercy Park in New York in 1908, wherein Mrs. Fish invited the “haute monde” of her day, according to writer Tom Wolfe, to a dinner in …

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