9781590172865-1590172868-Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps (New York Review Books Classics)

Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps (New York Review Books Classics)

ISBN-13: 9781590172865
ISBN-10: 1590172868
Edition: 1st Edition
Author: Grogan, Emmett
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback 512 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781590172865
ISBN-10: 1590172868
Edition: 1st Edition
Author: Grogan, Emmett
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback 512 pages

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Acknowledged authors Grogan, Emmett wrote Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps (New York Review Books Classics) comprising 512 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1590172868 and 9781590172865. Since then Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps (New York Review Books Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Ringolevio is a classic American story of self-invention by one of the more mysterious and alluring figures to emerge in the 1960s. Emmett Grogan grew up on New York City’s mean streets, getting hooked on heroin before he was in his teens, kicking the habit and winning a scholarship to a swanky Manhattan private school, pursuing a highly profitable sideline as a Park Avenue burglar, then skipping town to enjoy the dolce vita in Italy. It’s a hard-boiled, sometimes hard-to-believe, wildly entertaining tale that takes a totally unexpected turn when Grogan washes up in sixties San Francisco and becomes a leader of the anarchist group known as the Diggers. The Diggers, devoted to street theater, direct action, and distributing free food, were in the thick of the legendary Summer of Love, and soon Grogan is struggling with the naive narcissism of the hippies, the marketing of revolution as a brand, dogmatic radicals, and false prophets like tripster Timothy Leary. Above all, however, he struggles with himself.

Ringolevio is an enigmatic portrait of a man and his times to set beside Hunter S. Thompson’s stories of fear and loathing, Norman Mailer’s The Armies of the Night, or the recent Chronicles of Bob Dylan, who dedicated his 1978 album Street Legal to the memory of Emmett Grogan.
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