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Fug You / Sanders, Edward ; levy da., 2011

Identifier: CC-54965-990377

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Scope and Contents

From the dust jacket cover: "An informal history of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, the Fugs, and Counterculture in the Lower East Side." Fug You traces the flowering years of New York's downtown bohemia in the sixties, starting with the marketing problems presented by publishing Fuck You / A Magazine of the Arts, as it faced the aboveground's scrutiny, and leading to Sanders's arrest after a raid on his Peace Eye Bookstore. The memoir also traces the career of the Fugs--formed in 1964 by Sanders and his neighbor, the legendary Tuli Kupferberg (called "the world's oldest living hippie" by Allen Ginsberg)--as Sanders strives to find a home for this famous postmodern, innovative anarcho-folk-rock band in the world of record labelsPrague Post: "This inspiring, enlightening book is a compendium of 1960s American culture enlivened by hilarious stories, unbelievable adventures and, surprisingly, more than a tab of humility"¦It is rare that a memoir of the 1960s captures not only the sense of excitement and infinite possibility of those halcyon days, but also the later, sober reassessment"¦One soon comes to realize Sanders' story is, in a way, the nation's story, as well. This is an invaluable publication for fans of Sanders and The Fugs, children of the '60s or anyone who wants to get a better sense of that legendary decade from one of the people who contributed to its genius, genial anarchy." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2011



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (424 pages) in dust jacket) ; 24.2 x 15. x 3.5 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Da Capo Press. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: RUTH; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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