Auteur: Neumann, Osha
Titel: Up against the wall motherf**ker
Sub titel: A memoir of the 60s with notes for the next time
They called themselves the Motherfuckers; others called them a "street gang with an analysis." Osha Neumann's thoughtful, funny, and honest account of his part in '60s counterculture is also an unflinching look at what all that rebellion means today. The fast-moving story follows the establishment of the Motherfuckers, who are cited as influences by the Yippies and members of SDS; makes vivid the art, music, and politics of the era; and reveals the colorful, often deeply strange, personalities that gave the movement its momentum. Abbie Hoff man said the Motherfuckers were "the middle-class nightmare . . . an anti-media media phenomenon simply because their name could not be printed." In the few years of its existence, the group forced its way into the Pentagon during a war protest, helped occupy one of the buildings in the Columbia University takeover, and cut the fences at Woodstock to allow thousands in for free, among many other feats of radical derring-do. Progressing from a fractured family of intellectuals to rebellion in the streets of New York and on to communes in California, Neumann shows us a life led in rebellion, anger, and eventually a tentative peace.
2009, 240 pag., Euro 15,05
Seven Stories Press, New York, ISBN 9781583228494
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