Woodstock Nation (book)


Woodstock Nation (book)

infobox Book |
name = Woodstock Nation:
A Talk-Rock Album


author = Abbie Hoffman
cover_artist =
language = English
genre =
publisher = Random House
release_date = 1969
media_type = Print (Hardcover)
pages =
oclc = 2064380
preceded_by = Revolution For the Hell of It
followed_by = Steal 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 for conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago (see Chicago Seven).

Mostly written in a stream of consciousness style (see "Ulysses" by James Joyce and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson) "Woodstock Nation" focuses on youth culture, including Hoffman's views of rock music and its relationship to politics. One target of Hoffman's criticism is Pete Townshend of The Who, with whom Hoffman tussled onstage at the Festival.

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