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Days In The Life

by Jonathon Green

PUBLISHED: 2nd April 1998
ISBN: 9780712666657
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Jonothan Green offers a time trip from lat-fifties CND, beatniks and bop to the threshold of our own decade's designer revolutionaries and style warriors. . . . . Green has collected 101 quintessential sixties groovers and lovingly teased out their memories, all of them refreshingly self-critical and remarkably sharpened by hindsight. . .
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PUBLISHED: 2nd April 1998
ISBN: 9780712666657
ANNOTATION:
Jonothan Green offers a time trip from lat-fifties CND, beatniks and bop to the threshold of our own decade's designer revolutionaries and style warriors. . . . . Green has collected 101 quintessential sixties groovers and lovingly teased out their memories, all of them refreshingly self-critical and remarkably sharpened by hindsight. . .

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Jonothan Green offers a time trip from lat-fifties CND, beatniks and bop to the threshold of our own decade's designer revolutionaries and style warriors. . . . . Green has collected 101 quintessential sixties groovers and lovingly teased out their memories, all of them refreshingly self-critical and remarkably sharpened by hindsight. . .

Publisher Description

Jonothan Green offers a time trip from lat-fifties CND, beatniks and bop to the threshold of our own decade's designer revolutionaries and style warriors. . . His chosen form is the oral history pioneered by Studs Terkel in which cross-cut voices recount a shared experience or epoch. . . what anecdotes!'Guardian. Green has collected 101 quintessential sixties groovers and lovingly teased out their memories, all of them refreshingly self-critical and remarkably sharpened by hindsight. 'Glasgow Herald. `This is the first publication I've seen on the 1960s to address all closely the question: how did it feel in that dawn to be alive?. . . An action packed tapestry of illuminating flashbacks. 'Spectator.

Author Biography

Jonathon Green is one of the world's leading lexicographers of English-language slang. His most recent dictionaries are Green's Dictionary of Slang (3 vols, 2010) and the Chambers Slang Dictionary (2008). Among other slang-related titles he has also written The Slang Thesaurus, Slang Down the Ages: The Historical Development of Slang and Crooked Talk: The Language of Underworld. His history of lexicography - Chasing the Sun: Dictionary-Makers and the Dictionaries They Made - was published by Jonathan Cape in 1996.

During the 'hippie era' that forms the background for Days in the Life he worked on various 'underground newspapers', notably Rolling Stone, Friends, Oz, IT and Time Out. He has also written oral histories focussed on immigration (Them, 1990) and sex (It, 1993). The Sound of the Streets: a History of Slang is due for publication in 2014 and he is currently working on a memoir of 30 years of slang lexicography: Odd Job Man, to be published by Jonathan Cape.

Review

An action packed tapestry of illuminating flashbacks Spectator This is the first publication I've seen on the 1960s to address all closely the question: how did it feel in that dawn to be alive? Herald

Product Details

Author
Jonathon Green
Year
1998
ISBN-10
0712666656
ISBN-13
9780712666657
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
Voices from the English Underground, 1961-71
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
480
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Publication Date
1998-04-02
Short Title
Days in the Life
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade