Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me - Richard Fariña 1966 - Random House, New York - First Edition ‘The classic novel of the 1960s an unerring, corrosively comic depiction of a campus in revolt

Fariña evokes the Sixties as precisely, wittily, and poignantly as F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age. The hero, Gnossus 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.’

‘Coming on like the Hallelujah Chorus done by 200 kazoo players with perfect pitch... hilarious, chilling, sexy, profound, maniacal, beautiful, and outrageous all at the same time.’ - Thomas Pynchon.

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