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"Supergrow" is a collection of fifteen essays that appeared between 1966 and 1969 in publications such as the "American Scholar," the "New York Times, Antioch Review, Esquire," and the "Saturday Review." Author Benjamin DeMott discusses everything under the sun--music, improving one's sex life, violence in Mississippi, theater, student revolts--but a single theme unifies t ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published September 8th 2003 by Transaction Publishers
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Thoughtful essays reprinted fr the evolutionary 60s.
Keep your voice down advised an older culture, says DeMott,
think of the people next door. But what if the people
next door are Dauchau-Hiroshima-Selma people?

Meantime, with the media, the message of "overkill"
becomes becomes a cultural phenomenon. Sex studies
take us into abstraction, and pharisees like Philip
Roth-Stanley Kauffmann defend homophobia.

What does one make of closeted Susan Sontag who
produced comic invective to gain attention? It's th
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