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The Sixties

The Sixties( )
Author: Diski, Jenny
Series title:BIG IDEAS//small Bks.
Publication Date:Sep 2009
Book Format:Ebook
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A brilliant, alternative take on sixties swinging London, Jenny Diski offers radical reconsiderations of the social, political, and personal meaning of that turbulent era. What was Jenny Diski doing in the sixties? A lot: dropping out, taking drugs, buying clothes, having sex, demonstrating, and spending time in mental hospitals. Now, as Diski herself turns sixty years old, she examines what has been lost in the purple haze of nostalgia and selective memory of...
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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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