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Free download Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life Free download Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free read ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Raymond Mungo Total Loss Farm attracted widespread attention critical and commercial success in 1970 when the back to the land hippie commune movement first emerged T. 35 stars Engaging descriptions of and meditations on life beyond the grid Mungo comes across as sweet natured and charming The book rambled and at times I had to prod myself to stick with it Glad I did though

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Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life

Free download Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life Free download Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free read ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Raymond Mungo Everal decades Very recently Dwight Garner in the New York Times Book Review cited Total Loss Farm as the best and also the loopiest of the commune book. Total Loss Farm A Year in the Life by Raymond Mungo has an appeal as far as the reissue of a piece of stream of consciousness writing from 1970 based on capturing a specific time and place and movement rather actually representing a selection of great literature It is as mentioned in the forward by Dana Spiotta essentially a diary of a very bad year bad for Mungo and bad for America The book begins in the fall of 1969 and is the first hand account of a decisive moment when the intense idealism of the anti war movement scattered At its best the book achieves a genuine poignancy The young bruised idealists have a brutal comedown a colossal bummer while Nixon and the establishment rule the land The desire to change the world gets downgraded to just trying to change yourself and even that was difficultWhile there isn t going to be wide audience appeal for Total Loss Farm any student of human nature and history who also has an interest in studying the 60 s and early 70 s and hippies would likely appreciate reading Mungo s observations and reflections from a sociologicalhistorical perspective It has in truth very little in totality to do with a farm or farming There is much talk of hitchhiking and traveling and some experiences with living on a commune What is does do is expose those who are interested in the ideological roots behind many current movements and causes you see continuing on todayBut I woke up in the spring of 1968 and said This is not what I had in mind because the movement had become my enemy the movement was not flowers and doves and spontaneity but another vicious system the seed of a heartless bureaucracy a minority Party vying for power rather than peace It was then that we put away the schedule for the revolution gathered together our dear ones and all our resources and set off to Vermont in search of the New AgeDisclosure My Kindle edition was courtesy of Pharos Editions for review purposes

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Free download Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life Free download Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free read ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Raymond Mungo He hardcover first edition from Dutton was uickly followed by paperback editions from Bantam Avon and Madrona Publishers keeping the book in print for s. What s it like to turn your back on society to just drop it all and run off to a communal farm There s a bit of the drifter in all of us and so we wonderMungo was the rabble rousing issue inciting editor of the school paper at Boston University the year I entered That was the year that Nat Hentoff writing in the Village Voice named the News the best college weekly in the country That was the year I became interested in journalismAfter his graduation Mungo dropped out of a fellowship at Harvard Graduate School and went to Washington D C where he and Marshall Bloom formed the Liberation News Service a radical alternative to AP UPI and ReutersThat didn t last long Mungo writes I woke up in the spring of 1968 and said This is not what I had in mind because the movement had become my enemy the movement was not flowers and doves and spontaneity but another vicious system a minority party vying for power rather than peace It was then that we put away the schedule for the revolution gathered together our dear ones and all our resources and set off to Vermont in search of the New Age p 17What follows is a loose monologue style journal composed of three sections The tone of each section is similar to the development of a sonataThe first section is perhaps the most interesting It takes place in the fall and is subtitled Another Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers In it Mungo and his friends retrace the steps of Thoreau s expedition a century earlier What they found contrasted with Thoreau s observations makes an interesting commentary on what pollution and commercialism have done to this rich landBut the section is marred by self indulgent ramblings some of them revealing others distracting I don t know how interesting his comments about his friends would be to someone who didn t know them They don t suffice as character development they are merely impressionsThe second section or movement varies the theme with depression and desolation Set in winter 1969 70 it is marked by two jolting tragedies Bloom s suicide and the death by fire of four on a neighboring communeThe section mainly covers the time between these two events during which Mungo and friends took a wild but somber trip to the west coast in a drive through car The writing shows the pain and strain of the time and is the weakest section of the bookThe book ends with an apocalyptic fairy tale set in the spring and summer In it Mungo drops the hip language and literary allusions of the previous sections and looks through the eyes of a child at the destruction of the old order and the dawning of the new ageIn it he asks why the kids here can look on each other as brother and sister and cast their material lots together how can they all live in a heap why have they no ambition Is it because they cannot pursue the material goals which their parents before them succeeded in reaching No not really but because their own goals and lives are truly material not the fake comforts of Buick and Sylvania but the richness of soil and the texture of oatmeal bread the children are not idealists and politicians children never are but real hedonists they want the best of everything and at Total Loss Farm that is the standard pp 150 51The name of the commune Total Loss refers not to financial ruin but to a way of life that seeks to renounce the ego Mungo sees the present and future of America much as Charles Reich did in The Greening of America but the idea of achieving the Kingdom of Heaven by reverting to the innocence of childhood is much older


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    Free download Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life Free read ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Raymond Mungo Raymond Mungo ñ 0 Read & Download Something comforting about this one I don't remember it much except maybe it was like a tamer hippie soaked On the Road?

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  • Hardcover
  • 179
  • Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life
  • Raymond Mungo
  • English
  • 15 December 2018
  • 9780914842163