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Toward a Radical Middle;

Fourteen pieces of reporting and criticism
A non fiction book by

These fourteen pieces, all of them written between 1962 and 1968 by one of the most penetrating of the new generation of The New Yorker journalists, cover a staggering variety of subjects: among them the Selma March, teen-age waifs on the Sunset Strip, group therapy, a radicalist political convention, a report from Israel in the midst of the Six-Day War, peace groups, the lyrics and sounds of contemporary popular music, and book reviews and literary essays on such figures as Genet, the "New Reviewers" and Nathalie Sarraute. To each of these subjects Miss Adler brings a discriminating eye, a razor wit so sharp that the victim often doesn't realize he's been deeply cut, a true but selective ear and a graceful way of explaining even the most complex issues or events.
Miss Adler is an incisive observer of the follies and foibles of the sixties. Read together, these reports on various facets of our culture and society compose a portrait which, though its separate elements may be poignant, eccentric, tragic or simply funny, displays a fond affirmation of the resiliency and stimulating disparateness of these United States.

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September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Toward A Radical Middle
Author(s): Renata Adler
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