Sunday, February 21, 2016

This Week's Haul: Communes & Heifer Dens

Finding lots of books about communes and intentional communities lately ... these were free outside Biccy's Op-Shop in Brighton.

Thrilled to discover that Rich Men, Single Women blurbs like an 1980s version of How To Marry A Millionaire.

Alison Lurie's 'Not in front of the Grown Ups' - about subversive children's literature notes that when The Long Secret, Louise Fitzhugh's sequel to Harriet the Spy was published in 1965 it was censured because it was the first time menstruation was mentioned in juvenile literature.

Alternative Lifestyles is personally signed by the author (whose Australian address is cited as the Melbourne Growth Centre). Wish it would say who did the cover.

The book of slang includes collegiate slang, circus slang and English, Australian and American vocabularies. EG: A hell-kicking heifer den would be a wildly depraved brothel. There are not enough hours in the day to pursue these delights.

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