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Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me

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Richard Farina evokes the Sixties as precisely, wittily, and poignantly as F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age.

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The hero, Gnossos Pappadopoulis, weaves his way through the psychedelic landscape, encountering - among other things - mescaline, women, art, gluttony, falsehood, science, prayer, and, occasionally, truth.

A portrait of an explosive decade, sparkling with inventive writing and conveying the essence of a generation, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, as Thomas Pynchon writes in the introduction, "comes on like the Hallelujah Chorus done by 200 kazoo players with perfect pitch."

"Now, nearly twenty years later, seeing a little further into his method, he didn't just take things that happened and change names. He really worked his ass off, but the result is so graceful that the first time around I was fooled completely."       ~Pynchon

"A marvelous storyteller, Fariña is fit to join the company of Kerouac, Kesey, and Pynchon."     ~San Francisco Chronicle

Author Farina, Richard
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 329 pp.
Publisher Penguin Books 1996
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