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List of books and publications related to the hippie subculture

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List of books and publications related to the hippie subculture

This is a list of books and publications related to the hippie subculture. It includes books written at the time about the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s, books that influenced the culture, and books published after its heyday that document or analyze the culture and period. The list includes both nonfiction and fictional works, with the fictional works including novels about the period. Each work is notable for its relation to the culture, in addition to any other notability it has.


Novels influential in the period

Poetry from the period

Nonfiction from the period

Guides to the subculture from the period

Current fiction about the subculture

  • Drop City, by Peter Rabbit, "contemporary folk myth" about the first hippie commune, 1971 (Olympia Press)
  • Vineland, by Thomas Pynchon, novel of the changes from 1960s to 1980s counterculture in Northern California
  • Summer of Love, by Lisa Mason, novel about the period
  • Baby Driver, a semi-autobiographical novel by Jan Kerouac, daughter of Jack Kerouac
  • My Hippie Grandmother, a children's picture book by Reeve Lindbergh and Abby Carter, 2003, ISBN 978-0-7636-0671-8

Current nonfiction about the subculture

  • Breaking The Gaze subtitle: Take a trip through the sixties without leavin the farm!, By David M. Betts, ISBN 978-1494300074
  • Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War by Mary Lawlor 2013, ISBN 978-1-4422-2200-7
  • Promised Lands: Growing Up Absurd in the 1950s and '60s by Douglas Williams 2012, ISBN 978-0-9879725-4-5
  • Voluntary Peasants, Part One—Holy Hippies and the Great, Round-the-Country, Save-the-World School Bus Caravan by Melvyn Stiriss, 2012
  • LSD, My Problem Child, by Albert Hofmann
  • Sleeping Where I Fall, by Peter Coyote, a memoir of the period
  • Memories of Drop City: The First Hippie Commune of the 1960s and the Summer of Love by John Curl, 2007
  • From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism, by Fred Turner, 2006
  • Goa Freaks: My Hippie Years in India, by Cleo Odzer, 1995, ISBN 1-56201-059-X
  • The Hippie Ghetto: The Natural History of a Subculture, by William L. Partridge, ISBN 0-03-091081-1
  • The Hippie Narrative: A Literary Perspective on the Counterculture, by Scott MacFarlane
  • The Psychedelic '60s: Literary Tradition and Social Change, by George Riser. A compilation on the literary tradition around the Beat generation and hippie subculture
  • Runaways: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped Today's Practices and Policies, by Karen M. Staller
  • Magic Bus: On the Hippie Trail from Istanbul to India, by Rory MacLean, 2006, about his travels on a hippie trail.[1]
  • Where Have all the Hippies Gone?, interviews conducted and edited by Sam Yulish, 2007, ISBN 978-1-59858-259-8
  • The Hippies and American Values, by Timothy Miller, 1991, ISBN 978-0-87049-694-3
  • The Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s, by John Bassett McCleary, 2004, ISBN 978-1-58008-547-2
  • Dharma Girl, by Chelsea Cain, 1996, a memoir of growing up on a commune
  • The Hypocrisy of Disco, by Clane Hayward, 2007, a memoir of growing up on communes, in the Haight-Ashbury, and with the Diggers. ISBN 0-8118-5945-2[2]
  • New Buffalo: Journals from a Toas Commune by Arthur Kopecky, 2004, ISBN 0-8263-3395-8
  • Leaving New Buffalo Commune', by Arthur Kopecky, 2006, ISBN 0-8263-4054-7
  • Beneath the Diamond Sky: Haight-Ashbury 1965-1970, Barney Hoskyns, 1997 ISBN 0-684-84180-0
  • The Art of the Filmore 1966-1971, Gayle Lemke, introduction by Mickey Hart, 2005 ISBN 1-56025-630-3


Underground comix

Spanish-language books

See also


  1. ^ Hippie Masala
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ Archived at the Alexander Turnbull Library
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