The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
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Not until he was 50 did Saul Bellow write the classic Herzog winning the National Book Award. A five day slice of life of a Jewish intellectual college professor going out of his mind when his personal life falls apart.
111 year old Jack Crabb narrates the story of his life as an indian and an indian fighter. It takes the reader through the historical events of the 19th century west from a very different point of view. The best Western novel of its time.
Through a series of unexpected deaths, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Douglass Dilman - Black man - becomes President of the United States. He subsequently suffers assassination attempts and a race related impeachment
A raw slice of the hopeless lives of those on the bottom of our society. Written with such shocking language it was banned in Britain.
Ernest Hemingway - A Moveable Feast
Gore Vidal - Julian
Chinua Achebe - Arrow of God
Literary News 1964
Pulitzer prize for non fiction awarded to Richard Hofstadter for his book Anti-intellectualism
Non Fiction 1964
Gregory’s autobiography became the best-selling book of the year. His choice for the title was explained in the forward, where Dick Gregory wrote a note to his mother. "Whenever you hear the word ‘Nigger’ you’ll know they are advertising my book.
Psychiatrist Eric Berne describes both functional and dysfunctional social interactions. It defines three ego-states; the Child, the Parent, and the Adult and when the winner of our games of interaction most always go to those who play the adult.
John F. Kennedy - A Nation of Immigrants (published posthumously)
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Why We Can't Wait
Allan Bloom with Harry V. Jaffa - Shakespeare's Politics
1964 Tony Awards (theater)
Play - Luther
Actor - Alec Guinness, Dylan
Actress - Sandy Dennis, Any Wednesday
Supporting or Featured Actor - Hume Cronyn, Hamlet
Supporting or Featured Actress - Barbara Loden, After the Fall
Author - John Osborne, Luther
Director - Mike Nichols, Barefoot in the Park
1964 Grammy for Best Comedy Performance: I Started Out as a Child - Bill Cosby
With his second comedy album, Bill Cosby goes on to win the Grammy for the next 8 years.
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