Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life

Total Loss Farm A Year in the Life Total Loss Farm attracted widespread attention critical and commercial success in when the back to the land hippie commune movement first emerged The hardcover first edition from Dutton was qui

  • Title: Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life
  • Author: Raymond Mungo
  • ISBN: 9780914842163
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Total Loss Farm attracted widespread attention, critical and commercial success in 1970, when the back to the land hippie commune movement first emerged The hardcover first edition from Dutton was quickly followed by paperback editions from Bantam, Avon, and Madrona Publishers, keeping the book in print for several decades Very recently, Dwight Garner in the New York TTotal Loss Farm attracted widespread attention, critical and commercial success in 1970, when the back to the land hippie commune movement first emerged The hardcover first edition from Dutton was quickly followed by paperback editions from Bantam, Avon, and Madrona Publishers, keeping the book in print for several decades Very recently, Dwight Garner in the New York Times Book Review cited Total Loss Farm as the best and also the loopiest of the commune books.

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    1. 3.5 stars. Engaging descriptions of and meditations on life beyond the grid. Mungo comes across as sweet-natured and charming. The book rambled, and at times, I had to prod myself to stick with it. Glad I did though.

    2. Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Life by Raymond Mungo has an appeal (as far as the reissue of a piece of stream of consciousness writing from 1970) based on capturing a specific time and place and movement rather actually representing a selection of great literature. It is, as mentioned in the forward by Dana Spiotta "essentially a diary of a very bad year: bad for Mungo and bad for America. The book begins in the fall of 1969" and is the "first-hand account of a decisive moment when the intense [...]

    3. Indeed, the "farm" of the book's title comes only at the end, in the season marked Warm, and like many collections of short stories (this is not, however, purportedly fiction), the title story is the strongest. In fact, if I were to edit this book, I might perhaps suggest to Mungo that he take that section of the book, allow it to be the introduction, and see what stories from that place arise, rather than preempt it with two on-the-road narratives.I had to sink into the rhythm of the prose in o [...]

    4. Something comforting about this one. I don't remember it much, except maybe it was like a tamer, hippie-soaked On the Road?

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