Terry Southern's Now Dig This: The Unspeakable Writings of Terry Southern, PDF

By Terry Southern

ISBN-10: 0802138942

ISBN-13: 9780802138941

Acclaimed novelist, Beat godfather, prolific screenwriter, and one of many founders of recent Journalism, in addition to the single man to put on colors at the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's conceal, Terry Southern used to be an audacious unique. Now Dig this can be a trip via Terry Southern's the United States, from the buttoned-down '50s during the sexual revolution, rock 'n' roll, and self sufficient cinema (which he helped inaugurate via cowriting and generating effortless Rider), as much as his loss of life in 1995. It spans Southern's stellar profession, from early brief tales and a Paris overview interview with Henry eco-friendly, to his mythical Esquire piece masking the 1968 Chicago Democratic conference with Jean Genet and William Burroughs and his both notorious account of existence neck-high in ladies and cocaine aboard The Rolling Stones' journey jet, to his stories of twentieth-century legends like Abbie Hoffman, Kurt Vonnegut, and Stanley Kubrick, with whom he wrote Dr. Strangelove. "A voice electrical with highway rhythm and royal with offhand intellection ... filled with unusual and silken scraps." -- Troy Patterson, leisure Weekly "The subterranean Texan's best moments are beautiful reads ... like a scorching poker within the eye of traditional narrative." -- A. D. Amorosi, Philadelphia urban Paper "The variety of writing ... [was] as deadly as Mailer claimed and nonetheless expecting the eye it deserves." -- Charles Taylor, Newsday "... finds a author outlined by way of his generosity, by means of the pursuit of enjoyable and via an insatiable ... literary appetite...." -- Claire Dederer, the recent York instances e-book Review

From Publishers Weekly

With this remarkable, unstable m‚lange of brief items, Nile Southern repositions his father "the conduit among the Beatles and the Beats" as a category 4 storm within the Hipster Pantheon. categorised "the Mt. Rushmore of contemporary American humor" by way of Saturday evening stay head author Michael O'Donoghue (who employed him), Southern (1924-1995) is better remembered for his Oscar-nominated screenplays (Easy Rider; Dr. Strangelove) and novels (Candy; The Magic Christian). He additionally unleashed various anarchic articles, experiences (in the Nation), brief tales and picture captions (Virgin: A historical past of Virgin files, his final book). the hole interview from 1986 is through 4 tales that animate characters through expressive, askew vernacular. Letters to Lenny Bruce and George Plimpton, plus a hilarious remark on lady orgasms mailed to Ms. in 1972, are integrated. The famed pie-throwing series deleted through Kubrick from Dr. Strangelove is defined intimately in "Strangelove Outtake: Notes from the battle Room." Southern's sharp Esquire piece at the 1968 Chicago police assaults on protesters continues to be powerful. Affectionate photos of pranksters, poets and acquaintances Plimpton, Maurice Girodias, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, Vonnegut, Frank O'Hara make the final pages sparkle. Readers might be thankful to Nile Southern for unearthing Terry's "unclassifiable faculties of literary invention" from mini-storage for this variegated, wonderful publication. (June 1)Forecast: Psychedelic conceal paintings angles full-tilt in the direction of the objective viewers. Arriving 4 months after Lee Hill's biography of Southern (HarperCollins), this is often promoted at www.terrysouthern.com, a website that means there's extra fabric forthcoming.

Copyright 2001 Cahners company details, Inc.

From Library Journal

Southern is maybe most sensible identified for his screenplays, which come with Dr. Strangelove, effortless Rider, and Barbarella, and for sweet (1958), the erotic novel he coauthored with Mason Hoffenberg for the Olympia Press. Overseen by way of his son Nile, this posthumously released assortment comprises interviews, tales, letters, and memoirs, a few of which look right here for the 1st time. one of the extra attention-grabbing items are those who take care of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, together with a proposed scene for the motion picture that will develop into Eyes broad close. There are memorable pics of contemporaries resembling William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Larry Rivers and recollections of the 1968 Chicago Democratic conference, which he lined for Esquire along Burroughs and Jean Genet. As in so much collections of this type, the standard of the writing is usually asymmetric, yet Southern's irreverent wit and outrageous humor often make for energetic examining. advised for modern literature and picture collections. William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY
Copyright 2001 Reed company info, Inc.

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They were on my left and on my right was a lady about sixty-five—a very hip and knowledgeable elderly lady from New York, whom I knew vaguely through other protest marches and demonstrations. Anyway, about three lines ahead of us were these two strangely obnoxious guys, college football types, wearing T-shirts, khaki trousers, and sporting the latest in pig-bristle haircuts. They were loud, crude, slightly drunk, and seemed grotesquely out of place. The elderly lady had also noticed them, and after a couple of minutes she signaled one of the arm-band marshals who accompany the marches, and he came over.

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