E–pub/E–book [Season of the Witch] ☆ James Leo Herlihy


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    James Leo Herlihy ï 4 Free read Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï James Leo Herlihy Read Season of the Witch This almost read like a contemporary YA novel albeit a YA novel written by Melanie You forget how intense the late Sixties must have been and how beautifully carried away people got so many of them searching for a different system of living Se

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    E–pub/E–book [Season of the Witch] ☆ James Leo Herlihy 30 years later I am still uoting from this book about a young woman in search of her birth father during the turbulent late 1960's It really seemed to capture the spirit of the times and was even better than Midnight Cowboy by the same author

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    E–pub/E–book [Season of the Witch] ☆ James Leo Herlihy Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï James Leo Herlihy I found this book in a very classic movie this is how I found my favorite book way shopping in a flea market one day I picked the book up because its plain black cover interested me I also bought several other books that day and I thought hey I might actually like some of these and began reading the one on top which happened to be this book Wonderful novel it truly embodies the feeling of living in NYC in 1969 I felt fr

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    E–pub/E–book [Season of the Witch] ☆ James Leo Herlihy CuriousI had no expectations when I started this book having not heard of it or the author before After a few pages I was a little

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    Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï James Leo Herlihy James Leo Herlihy ï 4 Free read E–pub/E–book [Season of the Witch] ☆ James Leo Herlihy After reading Midnight Cowboy and wondering what else the author had written I came across this little gem in my library's storage facility It is definitely a novel of its time documenting the flower power era o

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    E–pub/E–book [Season of the Witch] ☆ James Leo Herlihy Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï James Leo Herlihy James Leo Herlihy ï 4 Free read I first came across this book at a laundromat in college and while waiting for the whites to dry picked it up became glued and ended up folding it carefully into my laundry bag to finish at home I have never read Herlihy's Midnight Cowboy but d

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    E–pub/E–book [Season of the Witch] ☆ James Leo Herlihy How did I miss this book back when I was a teenager?

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    E–pub/E–book [Season of the Witch] ☆ James Leo Herlihy This book was published in 1971 the year I graduated high school and pretty much the year I became a full fledged hippie I don't know why I have put off reading it so long I guess in part it was a fear of disappointment And honestly my experi

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    E–pub/E–book [Season of the Witch] ☆ James Leo Herlihy James Leo Herlihy ï 4 Free read Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï James Leo Herlihy I honestly have a hard time explaining why I enjoyed this novel There should have been so much about it that made me go “What am I reading?” Is this a book about politics marijuana incest government teenagers utopia or the insanity of one girl? There was so much this book did an excellent job of explaining without feeling like

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    E–pub/E–book [Season of the Witch] ☆ James Leo Herlihy I re read this book from 1972 that chronicles the lives of Gloria and Johnteenaged hippies Gloria is an earth mother wanna be and John is avoiding the draft Mr Herlihy writes this book as if he's lived this life of peace love drugs and revolution Filled with believable characters and events I was surprised to realize at the end of the book that the story covers only a two month time span If you want to live through the times of the Vietna

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Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï James Leo Herlihy James Leo Herlihy ï 4 Free read Season of the Witch Free read Ô 104 Nd she finds it In this major new bestseller the author of Midnight Cowboy brings vividly t. CuriousI had no expectations when I started this book having not heard of it or the author before After a few pages I was a little worried it would turn into some old guys condescending view of the hippies written at the very moment when hippies were starting to become big cultural stars The book is written as a series of journal entries composed by Gloria who renames herself Witch in the course of the story and the language is so earnest Gloria and her friend the awkward gay teen boy John who renames himself Roy are at first so naive so earnest so uick to affirm each other that it seems like a set up as though the author is with us winking at their sillinessBut Herlihy takes a difficult path He explores the characters unfolding their layers sending them out into a world that is both dangerous and accepting Witch and Roy run away from their suburban Detroit homes and end up in New York where after some hard encounters they find a soft place to land a communal home supported by a rich psychoanalyst who is also turned on in one of the book s recurrent phrases meaning hip to the New Age ideas espoused by the hippies He is married but the couple is also sleeping with another of the women in the house They all smoke pot and drop acid but nothing harder They worry about how to make rules in their future utopia a place that should be free from rules and also are anxious about how to live now What to do when one of their housemates turns out to be a speed freak and dealer Throw him out Love him anywayThat worry is part of the reason that the book works the characters are not stock hippies but engaged thinking feeling changing people The other reason the biggest reason is that Witch s voice rings so true She can be ironic ruthlessly dissecting her own motivations as well as those of others around her always on the hunt for hypocrisy but then having identified it looking for ways past itShe s also on a dangerous uest She s looking for the father who abandoned her and to her mind represents her true lineage her mother married wealthy and has given herself to the plastic culture of twentieth century America Her father is a communist professor in New York He can be a bit of a stereotype in the story an old guard communist confused by the new peace and love generation but he does try and he provides some comic relief Once she finds him Witch s uest becomes even dangerous she plans to sleep with himThe future she imagines on an acid trip will be bright and perfect But it isn t Rather than sleep with her father she confesses their blood relations which understandably sends him for a loop She returns to her mother and the conclusion of their relationship is simple stark and has none of the book s earlier sentimentality they decide to give up on one anotherThe book itself is probably a little too long but Witch s voice is so assured that it s not much of an issue She s a developing writer and the book shows the growing confidence and skill in her craft At the same time like so many other 20th century novels Season of the Witch becomes a book about the act of writing and whether it amounts to anything especially compared to the actual living of life and experiencing of its highs both chemically induced and otherwise

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Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï James Leo Herlihy James Leo Herlihy ï 4 Free read Season of the Witch Free read Ô 104 O life the revolution of the permissive society the world of youth free love drugs and dang. This book was published in 1971 the year I graduated high school and pretty much the year I became a full fledged hippie I don t know why I have put off reading it so long I guess in part it was a fear of disappointment And honestly my experiences were so very different from Gloria s the main character s who renames herself Witch that although I could relate to most of the events in the book they were uite different from my life Gloria s journal covers mostly her experiences in 1969 when she was 16 years old which is the same age I was that year However Gloria and her best friend John renamed Roy run away to New York City because his draft number came up and he didn t want to go to Vietnam so he decided to go undergroundTheir initial adventures in the city are pretty grim until they find a home in a sort of urban commune There are a variety of characters there and some of the things they do like smoking marijuana and dropping acid are things that I and my friends did too I never dropped acid I knew my brain was already too messed up and I was afraid acid would send me over the edge But marijuana was a mellow high And we too believed that if people turned on learned to get high and listened to the message of the music love your brother and sister if people s eyes were just opened to the power of love there would truly be peace on Earth Yes folks we actually believed that until Watergate revealed how corrupt and unscrupulous our leaders even here in the United States actually were There are many opinions about when the Sixties actually ended For me it was Watergate and the realization that the establishment as we called it was far corrupt than most of us could have imaginedIt was amusing and a little sad to read the section where Witch envisions a future utopia where everyone lives in peace and harmony I think during that period of time before Watergate some of us who were naive like me actually thought it might be possible And look where we are todaySome of the narrative was a bit cringe inducing especially when the various members of the group get into political and sociological discussions The thing to remember is despite the assassinations of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King despite the devastation of the Vietnam War despite the violence involved in the Civil Rights movement people did honestly have hope for a better world then Some people have that hope now and are fighting for it but things are not as clear cut now as they seemed back thenI really didn t see why Gloria felt the need to go back and try to make peace with her mother Perhaps because that was not my experience Once I left home I went back to visit but I never expected my parents to understand my way of thinking I certainly didn t discuss my lifestyle It would have horrified them I thought the last line of the book was overly sentimental I just saw a suirrel I used to know but I m not sure he recognized me I realize this is supposed to represent the changes Gloria has gone through but I think the author could have found a better metaphorI would recommend this book both to people who were in their teens and early twenties at the time it was published and to people who want to get an idea of what it was like to live through the Sixties and early Seventies and be a part of the hippie culture This book doesn t represent everyone but it gives a good general idea

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Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï James Leo Herlihy James Leo Herlihy ï 4 Free read Season of the Witch Free read Ô 104 You call her Gloria She calls herself 'Witch' Looking for life in New York's East Village A. This almost read like a contemporary YA novel albeit a YA novel written by Melanie You forget how intense the late Sixties must have been and how beautifully carried away people got so many of them searching for a different system of living Season Of The Witch is at times so dated that you feel both massively embarrassed for it and kind of protective over it like you would with an overly earnest teenager although at times it was also remarkably self aware It works because it takes the form of a journal so really we are looking at the world through Witch s eyes which is uite sweet a bit deluded and sometimes really annoying It reminded me of the stories I used to write when I was little about me and my two best friends Simon and Steven in a spaceship saving the planet and breaking our other not as close friends out of space jail which had lasers instead of prison bars Me and Witch both wrote things like and then we said wow a lot For those of us born in the Seventies and beyond the Sixties remain seductively elusive but I enjoyed this because it is so unabashedly a product of those bewildering few years There is something so wonderfully sincere and open and hopeful about the writing that you can t help feeling the sadness of our loss and all the regret that comes with hindsight and the knowledge that really this was as beautiful and radical as it ever got

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Season of the Witch
  • James Leo Herlihy
  • English
  • 21 July 2019
  • 9780671209056