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Esalen Institute

(Encyclopedia) Esalen Institute, organization est. 1962 by Michael Murphy and Richard Price that was an important center for the so-called human potential movement of the 1960s and 70s. Located in…

Miller, Henry

(Encyclopedia) Miller, Henry, 1891–1980, American author, b. New York City. Miller sought to reestablish the freedom to live without the conventional restraints of civilization. His books are…

Brautigan, Richard

(Encyclopedia) Brautigan, Richard brô´tgn, 1935–84, American novelist and poet, b. Tacoma, Wash. He was a counterculture hero of the 1960s and 70s, and his work is an indictment of America's…

Jeffers, Robinson

(Encyclopedia) Jeffers, Robinson, 1887–1962, American poet and dramatist, b. Pittsburgh, grad. Occidental College, 1905. From 1914 until his death Jeffers lived on the Big Sur section of the rocky…

Kerouac, Jack

(Encyclopedia) Kerouac, Jack (John Kerouac)kr´wk, 1922–69, American novelist, b. Lowell, Mass., studied at Columbia. One of the leaders of the beat generation, a term he is said to have coined,…

Henry Miller

Henry Miller grew up in New York, but spent many years in Europe, where his autobiographical and sexually explicit novels Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn were published in the 1930s. They…

January 2021 Current Events: Disaster News

Top of Page US News | Science & Technology News | World News The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news…