Universally acclaimed when it was first published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has become a modern classic. More than any other book of its time, this collection captures the mood of 1960s America, especially the center of its ...
counterculture, California. These essays, keynoted by an extraordinary report on San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, all reflect that, in one way or another, things are falling apart, "the center cannot hold." An incisive look at contemporary American life, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been admired for several decades as a stylistic masterpiece.Contents:I. LIFE STYLES IN THE GOLDEN LAND Some Dreamers of the Golden DreamJohn Wayne: A Love SongWhere the Kissing Never StopsComrade Laski, C.P.U.S.A. (M.-L.)7000 Romaine, Los Angeles 38California DreamingMarrying AbsurdSlouching Towards BethlehemII. PERSONALSOn Keeping a NotebookOn Self-RespectI Can't Get That Monster out of My MindOn MoralityOn Going HomeIII. SEVEN PLACES OF THE MINDNotes from a Native DaughterLetter from Paradise, 21° 19' N., 157° 52' WRock of AgesThe Seacoast of DespairGuaymas, SonoraLos Angeles NotebookGoodbye to All That