Arlo Alice And Anglicans: The Lives Of A New England Church by Laura LeeArlo Alice And Anglicans: The Lives Of A New England Church by Laura Lee

Arlo Alice And Anglicans: The Lives Of A New England Church

byLaura Lee

Paperback | March 2, 2004

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Freelance writer and former radio announcer Lee explores the history of Trinity Church in western Massachusetts, saying that "few churches... have had so many distinct and fascinating rebirths." Indeed, Trinity reflects many of America's transformations in microcosm: in the Gilded Age, it was a posh branch church of an Episcopalian parish. After it fell on hard times in the mid-20th century, it was deconsecrated and purchased by a "hippie" couple named Alice and Ray Brock in the early 1960s. They converted it into a home and a haven for countercultural youth. It was there, on Thanksgiving 1965, that musician Arlo Guthrie offered to take out the garbage from the meal and threw it down a local hill. His arrest for littering, and subsequent night in jail, resulted in the famous 18-minute song-cum-manifesto called "Alice's Restaurant" and a 1969 movie by the same name.
Laura Lee has written several books, including Bad Predictions and The Name's Familiar. She lives in upstate New York where the bugs constantly annoy her.
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Title:Arlo Alice And Anglicans: The Lives Of A New England ChurchFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:March 2, 2004Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1581570104

ISBN - 13:9781581570106

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On Thanksgiving day, 1965, an unknown hippie folk singer named Arlo Guthrie found himself arrested for littering in an old-fashioned Yankee town. What resulted was his famous song, Alice`s Restaurant and the movie of the same name. Author Laura Lee revisits that nostalgic time in Arlo, Alice, & Anglicans, The Lives of a New England Church and delves deep into the history of the church, using it as a symbol of the role of religion in America and its shift to more individualized spiritual practices.