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The Sixties

The Sixties( )
Author: Diski, Jenny
Series title:Big Ideas Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2010
Publisher:Profile Books Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $23.99
Book Description:

Many books have been written on the Sixties: tributes to music and fashion, sex, drugs and revolution. In The Sixties, Jenny Diski breaks the mould, wryly dismantling the big ideas that dominated the era - liberation, permissiveness and self-invention - to consider what she and her generation were really up to. Was it rude to refuse to have sex with someone? Did they take drugs to get by, or to see the world differently? How responsible were they for the self-interest and greed of the...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: History / Civilization
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
History / Europe / Great Britain / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.9 x 19.8 x 1.1 cm
Book Weight:0.141 Kilograms
Author Biography
Diski, Jenny (Author)
Jenny Diski was born Jenny Simmonds on July 8, 1947. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as an English teacher. Her first novel, Nothing Natural, was published in 1986. During her lifetime, she wrote eleven novels, two collections of short stories, memoirs, travelogues, and essays. Her non-fiction works included Skating to Antarctica, Stranger on a Train, and The Sixties. She also wrote columns in the London Review of Books. All of the columns she wrote about her diagnosis with inoperable cancer were collected in In Gratitude. She died of cancer on April 28, 2016 at the age of 68.


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