Woodstock Nation (book)

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Woodstock Nation:
A Talk-Rock Album
AuthorAbbie Hoffman
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Preceded byRevolution For the Hell of It 
Followed bySteal This Book 

Woodstock Nation: A Talk-Rock Album is a book written by Abbie Hoffman in 1969 that describes his experiences at that year's Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. The book was written as Hoffman was awaiting trial as one of the Chicago Eight for conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Mostly written in a stream of consciousness style made popular by such works as Ulysses by James Joyce and On the Road by Jack Kerouac, Woodstock Nation focuses on youth culture, including Hoffman's views of rock music and politics. One target of Hoffman's criticism is Pete Townshend of The Who, with whom Hoffman tussled onstage at the Festival.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hoffman, Abbie (1969). Woodstock Nation: A Talk-Rock Book. New York: Random House. OCLC 2064380.