Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, the Fugs & Counterculture in the Lower East Side

Fug You An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore the Fuck You Press the Fugs Counterculture in the Lower East Side Fug You is Ed Sanders s unapologetic often hilarious account of eight key years of total assault on the culture to quote his novelist friend Wm S Burroughs Fug You traces the flowering years of New

  • Title: Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, the Fugs & Counterculture in the Lower East Side
  • Author: Ed Sanders
  • ISBN: 9780306818882
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fug You is Ed Sanders s unapologetic, often hilarious account of eight key years of total assault on the culture, to quote his novelist friend Wm S Burroughs Fug You traces the flowering years of New York s downtown bohemia in the 60s, starting with the marketing problems presented by publishing Fuck You A Magazine of the Arts, as it faced the aboveground s scrutiny, Fug You is Ed Sanders s unapologetic, often hilarious account of eight key years of total assault on the culture, to quote his novelist friend Wm S Burroughs Fug You traces the flowering years of New York s downtown bohemia in the 60s, starting with the marketing problems presented by publishing Fuck You A Magazine of the Arts, as it faced the aboveground s scrutiny, leading to Sanders s arrest after a raid on his Peace Eye Bookstore The memoir also traces the career of the Fugs formed in 1964 by Sanders his neighbor, the legendary Tuli Kupferberg called the world s oldest living hippie by Allen Ginsberg as Sanders strives to find a home for this famous postmodern, innovative anarcho folk rock band in the world of record labels.
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    • Steve says:

      To disclaim, I admit that The Fugs are one of my Top 5 favorite musical groups and I also enjoy the poetry and prose of Ed Sanders. Both share a feral irreverence combined with transcendental vulgarity, a style close to my heart. Fug You: Etc. is filled with mad pranks, merry jests, Dada engagements with The Man, junkie perils, lowbrow trash art, balling, group gropes, culture-jamming and traveling the country with a subversive hippie-punk band. The Fugs, through their style and association with [...]

    • Max Nemtsov says:

      В меру хаотичный и бестолковый учебник истории 60-х, который, вместе с тем, неплохо ставит это десятилетие в перспективу и подправляет восприятие. Бестолковость и пунктирность его объяснимы: автору около 70, дело было давно, он явно опирался на свои дневники и вырезки из прес [...]

    • Robert Warren says:

      In the first pages of Fug You, Ed Sanders recalls the City Lights Books publication of his Poem from Jail, composed on toilet paper during his 1961 incarceration for attempting to swim aboard a nuclear submarine and “conduct a peace vigil atop its missile hatches.”After this, we will follow him anywhere. (He was not rehabilitated.)Sanders gamely squires us to the streets, parks, and stages where he and a host of captains courageous, including Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Jean Genet, co [...]

    • Rupert says:

      I've always liked the Fugs, but kind of more as a concept than actually listening to them a lot - except for the materpieces "Nothing" and "CIA Man" of course. I also haven't read much of Sanders' poetry, but this book is an incredibly well written, passionate look back at the '60s in New York that gives you an informed insider's view of a lot of the major poetry, rock music and radical political activity that went on.Sanders knew all the great poets of the time and published them in his homegro [...]

    • Seth says:

      This is one rollicking good time. The stories race by, each touched upon quickly but with enough detail and flashes of insight that it has the feel of a great introduction to many new people and stories, with Sanders' inimitable wit and city-savvy guiding you through. I read it compulsively, and recommend it highly. I docked a star only because I wanted it to keep going! The book ends right as Sanders is beginning the research on the Manson family that really turned his life upside-down and resu [...]

    • W. says:

      I feel like Ed Sanders gets overlooked as one of the great 60s poets, esp. when I go back to his works and see just how much he extended that fantastic Ginsberg discourse found in "Howl." Just who else did that with such fervour and weirdness - "group grope"; "Times Square gobble scene"; "freak over the border." Sanders is the ultimate Beatnik prose master. "Fug You" is a more thorough discussion of events found in his "Tales of Beatnik Glory" and "1968" - so it's familiar territory for students [...]

    • Brett Bydairk says:

      At first it seems like a rambling, random, disjointed memoir of the years 1962 to 1970, but as you read it, you realize that each little memory blurt is precisely what and where it needs to be, like strokes in an impressionist painting. Once you start this, it sucks you in and pulls you on, until you realize you've read 100 pages in one sitting. A valuable history not just of Ed Sanders, or the Fugs, but of the time period itself.Recommended.

    • Tosh says:

      "Fug You' is a great snapshot of New York City Political/Hippie/culture circa the 1960s. The book reads like a journal more than a memoir, but that is perfectly fine. Full of documents, posters, and stuff like that gives the book a great flavor of its time and place. Ed Sanders was right in the middle of the 60s storm, and at the time, it seems anything could be possible. The sense of community is strong in Sanders' world, and it's interesting to note that as we read along the book, and it heads [...]

    • Jeff says:

      Ed Sanders' memoir of the Lower East Side in the Sixties, when the poet published a literary magazine, Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts, owned the Peace Eye Bookstore, and organized the rock band called The Fugs, as well as founded the Yippies, is an enthralling and even dazzling tour of a madcap period of activity in anarchistic letters -- one in a long line of demonstrations that, as Laura Riding once averred, anarchism is not enough: my link text "We blew it!" Captain America (Peter Fonda) te [...]

    • Tom Schulte says:

      I just finished reading this amazing retrospective of the 60s by counter-culture icon Ed Sanders, of The Fugs and Peace Eye Bookstore. It's a lovely, signed hardcover edition my wife got me two birthdays ago. I thoroughly enjoyed this arc of history from The Beats to The Family, and now I need to read The Family. I really appreciated learning about Sander's scholarly side: Egyptian hieroglyphics and ancient Greek drama and how this informed his art and antics. In these days of Photoshop it was a [...]

    • Forest Juziuk says:

      Fug You is great on many levels. Sanders took a concise period of time, packed it to its edges with period details, hilarious and also difficult stories, illustrations & photos it's a mammoth tome. It took me about a month(!) to read the first hundred pages (acclimating to the micro-sections within each chapter -- a perhaps unnecessary way to break up all the information) but I crushed the last 250+ pages in about 24 hours! One of the most enjoyable sections was a transcript from a televised [...]

    • Tony says:

      If you can remember the 60s, you weren't there! this is Ed Sander's rambling memoir of events, recordings, shows, be-ins, love-ins, drugs and counter-culture, all overshadowed by America's war in Vietnam. I remember much of it, though clearly from the wrong side of the Atlantic, and I can't say that Ed has managed to unscramble much that I didn't know although all the asides, gossip and general capturing of the zeitgeist was really good fun. Made me go, get out and play my old Fugs records but I [...]

    • Swgreen says:

      Ed Sanders is an American Treasure. In this memoir, he describes the literary-artistic-musical-political community of the 50's and 60's as only he can since he knew everyone from Joplin to Ginsberg from Rubin to Bobby Seale.His writing is clear, funny, poignant and his archives of the era - which is illustrated throughout the text - is exhaustive. A fantastic must read for anyone who wants to understand the culture of mid 20th century America.

    • Jerry Flu says:

      Those were the days my friendWe thought they'd never endDelightful reminiscences of the craziness that was the art scene in the East village in the sixties. Not for everyone (you hadda been there), but if you're a boho geezer boomer, you'll love it.

    • Monica says:

      A social history of the Counterculture well worth reading. Sanders is unpretentious and a surprisingly vivid writer. I especially enjoyed the first half of the book. Tighter editing might have improved the book.

    • Edward Sullivan says:

      An entertaining and insightful look at the 1960s New York underground countercultural scene in this memoir by one of its iconic leaders.

    • Tom McDade says:

      Utterly Fantastic!

    • blue-collar mind says:

      love Ed Sanders. Love his nutty and unrestricted writing and poetry. This is an essential for any Fug, Beat or Digger.

    • Scott Regner says:

      Very informative and funny history of the counterculture in the lower east side NYC in the 1960's

    • Megan says:

      Phenomenal, quirky, funny and engaging.

    • Corey says:

      A real hero from the 60s counterculture.

    • Phil Overeem says:

      An essential '60s document, and with Sanders as your guide you have reason, gentleness, passion, and abandon and balanced doses. What an epic time; what a resounding tragedy.

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