The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
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Considered his masterpiece, Gabriel García Márquez uses the surreal, magical realism, and the smudging of time and space to fix 100 years of Columbian history to the overall Hispanic experience. The novel was not translated into English until 1970 and was the impetus for his winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1972. It is the best book I ever read.
Author Ira Levin takes on a Faust journey where a husband sells his wife's womb to the Devil for a successful acting career. Made into a hit movie the next year.
S. E. Hinton was 15 when she began writing The Outsiders and was published when she was 18. It is a coming of age story pitting the more affluent but troubled Socs against the less affluent and troubled Greasers. gangs separated by socio-economics rather than territory. It also became, and still is, one of the most censored books in school libraries
Author William Styron used the historical "confession" documents written by Nat Turner's lawyer at the time to fictionalize and add character to the 1831 Virginia slave revolt let by Nat Turner who claimed to be on a mission from God to destroy the White race. Though controversial it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972,
The Arrangement - Elia Kazan
Leon Uris - Topaz
Lloyd Alexander - Taran Wanderer
Literary News 1967
Pulitzer prize for fiction awarded to Bernard Malamud for The Fixer
Pulitzer prize for non- fiction awarded to David Brion Davisfor The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture
Nobel Prize for Literature - Miguel Ángel Asturias
Non Fiction 1967
Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of Imperial Russia
Historian Robert K. Massie chronicles the lives and deaths of the last Czar and his family. Inspired by the author's son who as also a hemophiliac as were the Romanovs.
The Death of a President
.In 1963 historian William Manchester was given a $36,000 advance from Jacqueline Kennedy to write a book on the assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy. The book became a best seller partly due to Mrs Kennedy requiring some political passages be removed and she did not want it serialized by LOOK magazine. Manchester acquiesced saying they were trivial changes. In a new forward for a 1988 reprinting, in reply to questioning whether he would rewrite some of the text in lieu of new developments over the assassination he wrote, "There are no new developments." .
Peter Brown – Augustine of Hippo: A Biography.
1967 Tony Awards (theater)
Play - The Homecoming
Though Richard Pryor and been around and about for a few years his first album Richard Pryor came out in 1967. True to form, it is when he began using the N word in his performances.
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