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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Fifth Estate # 83, July 10-23, 1969

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

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 is comin’ to …

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