The Resource Outside looking in : a novel, T. Coraghessan Boyle

Outside looking in : a novel, T. Coraghessan Boyle

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Outside looking in : a novel
Title
Outside looking in
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
T. Coraghessan Boyle
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1943, LSD is synthesized in Basel. Two decades later, a coterie of grad students at Harvard are gradually drawn into the inner circle of renowned psychologist and psychedelic drug enthusiast Timothy Leary. Fitzhugh Loney, a psychology Ph.D. student and his wife, Joanie, become entranced by the drug's possibilities such that their "research" becomes less a matter of clinical trials and academic papers and instead turns into a free-wheeling exploration of mind expansion, group dynamics, and communal living. With his trademark humor and pathos, Boyle moves us through the Loneys' initiation at one of Leary's parties to his notorious summer seminars in Zihuatanejo until the Loneys' eventual expulsion from Harvard and their introduction to a communal arrangement of thirty devotees--students, wives, and children--living together in a sixty-four room mansion and devoting themselves to all kinds of experimentation and questioning. Is LSD a belief system? Does it allow you to see God? Can the Loneys' marriage--or any marriage, for that matter--survive the chaotic and sometimes orgiastic use of psychedelic drugs? Wry, witty, and wise, Outside Looking In is an ideal subject for this American master, and highlights Boyle's acrobatic prose, detailed plots, and big ideas. It's an utterly engaging and occasionally trippy look at the nature of reality, identity, and consciousness, as well as our seemingly infinite capacities for creativity, re-invention, and self-discovery.--
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Boyle, T. Coraghessan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O932
LC item number
O88 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leary, Timothy
  • Leary, Timothy
  • LSD (Drug)
  • Graduate students
  • Drug abuse
  • Communal living
Target audience
adult
Label
Outside looking in : a novel, T. Coraghessan Boyle
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1044552577
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780062882981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1044552577
Label
Outside looking in : a novel, T. Coraghessan Boyle
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1044552577
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780062882981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1044552577

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