NEW YORK TIMES: Rainbow Family

Marcus L. Endicott (
Mon, 12 Apr 1993 11:24:55 -0700 (PDT)

THE NEW YORK TIMES Book Review, Sunday, April 11, 1993:

>Where Art, Angst, Love,
>and Strong Coffee Meet.
>By Herbert Gold
>253 pp. New York:
>Simon & Schuster. $21.
>By Brooke Allen


>Long a resident of San Francisco, Mr. Gold has also lived in
>Paris (during its intoxicating postwar years), Haiti, Israel and
>New York.


> Younger manifestations of the eternal bohemian imperative
>are not excluded. Mr. Gold, the author of many works of fiction
>and nonfiction, has done assiduous research involving travels
>among the Rainbow Family - a group that gathers over the Fourth
>of July every summer at a different national forest - and a
>perpetually stoned bunch of "slackers," those who "seek no bliss
>except the patience to live without it" in college towns like
>Ann Arbor, Mich.; Ithica, N.Y.; and Berkeley, Calif.


>Brooke Allen reviews books for The New Criterion, The European
>and The Washington Times.

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