New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, (1968). First printing. Hardcover. A popular example of the New Journalism literary style. Here, Wolfe chronicles the adventures of Ken Kesey and his group of followers. Throughout the work, Kesey is portrayed as desiring the creation of a new religion. Kesey forms a group of followers based on the allure of transcendence achievable through drugs and his ability to preach and captivate listeners. The group was labelled as the "Merry Pranksters" and participated in a drug-fuelled lifestyle. The beginnings of Acid Tests started at Kesey's house in the woods of La Honda, CA. The Acid Tests were carried out with lights and noise in order to enhance the psychedelic experience. 416 pages. A nearly fine copy with wear to the bottom edge, but otherwise this copy is near new and fresh. Item #14620

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