Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me by Richard Farina

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me

byRichard FarinaIntroduction byThomas Pynchon

Paperback | May 1, 1996

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A witty, psychedelic, and telling novel of the 1960s

Richard Fariña evokes the Sixties as precisely, wittily, and poignantly as F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age. The hero, Gnossus Pappadopoulis, weaves his way through the psychedelic landscape, encountering-among other things-mescaline, women, art, gluttony, falsehood, science, prayer, and, occasionally, truth.

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Richard Fariña was killed in a motorcycle accident in Carmel, California, on April 30, 1966-two days after the publication of Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me. A posthumous collection of his writings, Long Time Coming and a Long Time Gone, was published in 1969. Thomas Pynchon was born in Glen Cove, New York, in 1937. He is t...
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Title:Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To MeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:May 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140189300

ISBN - 13:9780140189308

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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When Gnossos Pappadopoulis returns to his old university town, he becomes involved in its psychedelic landscape and a quest for love and the meaning of life. Richard Farina’s classic novel of the 1960s era, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, is a hilarious and haunting depiction of a campus in revolt. As Gnossos searches for some sort of ultimate truth, he encounters an array of drugs, women, art, science, prayer and falsehood. Conveying the essence of a generation, Farina’s compellingly comic and inventive writing is fit to join the company of Beat legends Kerouac, Kesey and Pynchon.