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1960s American fiction

Hello,
I am a student at The London College of Communication in the UK and as part of a design course I am conducting a research study of the design of American literature between 1960 and 1969. I am collecting information about the works of fiction that were read by American audiences in the 1960s. I am contacting book clubs and discussion groups in the US who migt be able to help me with this research study.

I would like to ask for your help in gathering some information. I realize that this is a somewhat odd request but it would help me a great deal. If there is anyone who would like to discuss books from this period I would very much appreciate if you could take a few minutes to answer this questionnaire:

1. How old were you in 1960?

3. What music did you listen to?

4. Who/what were your influences?

5. What were you reading in the 1960s?

6. What was your favourite work of fiction of the 1960s?

7. What do you remember of the book?

8. Why did you choose to read it?

9. What did you think of it?

10. What do you feel about it now?

11. Do you recall what appeared on the book’s cover?

Thank you very much for taking the time to assist in this project. I hope to keep you posted with the progress of this assignment.

STUDENT
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Everyman
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Re: 1960s American fiction

You might get more responses to this if you included an email address where people could respond privately. Not everyone may want to answer all those quetions publicly.


Student wrote:
Hello,
I am a student at The London College of Communication in the UK and as part of a design course I am conducting a research study of the design of American literature between 1960 and 1969. I am collecting information about the works of fiction that were read by American audiences in the 1960s. I am contacting book clubs and discussion groups in the US who migt be able to help me with this research study.

I would like to ask for your help in gathering some information. I realize that this is a somewhat odd request but it would help me a great deal. If there is anyone who would like to discuss books from this period I would very much appreciate if you could take a few minutes to answer this questionnaire:

1. How old were you in 1960?

3. What music did you listen to?

4. Who/what were your influences?

5. What were you reading in the 1960s?

6. What was your favourite work of fiction of the 1960s?

7. What do you remember of the book?

8. Why did you choose to read it?

9. What did you think of it?

10. What do you feel about it now?

11. Do you recall what appeared on the book’s cover?

Thank you very much for taking the time to assist in this project. I hope to keep you posted with the progress of this assignment.

STUDENT


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Choisya
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Re: 1960s American fiction

I agree Everyman, or this student could email some of the American posters here through the B&N private email facility. He/She just has to click on the names which appear under 'Reply' to be taken to the email facility, if they have enabled it.




Everyman wrote:
You might get more responses to this if you included an email address where people could respond privately. Not everyone may want to answer all those quetions publicly.


Student wrote:
Hello,
I am a student at The London College of Communication in the UK and as part of a design course I am conducting a research study of the design of American literature between 1960 and 1969. I am collecting information about the works of fiction that were read by American audiences in the 1960s. I am contacting book clubs and discussion groups in the US who migt be able to help me with this research study.

I would like to ask for your help in gathering some information. I realize that this is a somewhat odd request but it would help me a great deal. If there is anyone who would like to discuss books from this period I would very much appreciate if you could take a few minutes to answer this questionnaire:

1. How old were you in 1960?

3. What music did you listen to?

4. Who/what were your influences?

5. What were you reading in the 1960s?

6. What was your favourite work of fiction of the 1960s?

7. What do you remember of the book?

8. Why did you choose to read it?

9. What did you think of it?

10. What do you feel about it now?

11. Do you recall what appeared on the book’s cover?

Thank you very much for taking the time to assist in this project. I hope to keep you posted with the progress of this assignment.

STUDENT





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Re: 1960s American fiction

 
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Re: 1960s American fiction

In l960 I was l0 years old

The music I listened to was mostly Broadway show tunes. Carousel, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, etc.
And Judy Garland albums.
The Kennedy's were a big influence. I had photos of the family on my walls and followed all of their doings. They were very inspirational and we all felt they would change the world for the better, besides being glamourous.
In l960 (5th grade) I read Jane Eyre. It was one of my first adult books. I also got interested in psychology and one of the first books I bought was AA Brill's, Outline of Psychoanalysis. I was very into Freud.
Later I read Catcher in the Rye. I read it because everyone was. I loved it. It was written in the first person and I felt it voiced my feelings perfectly. Now I think of it as adolescent, although I barely remember it and haven't tried to read it again. I don't remember the cover, I picture it kind of gray with perhaps some green squiggles..
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