A complete digital re-creation of the legendary psychedelic underground newspaper originally published in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury during the Summer of Love.
Allen Cohen, the editor of The Oracle, was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1940 into a working class, Jewish family. He graduated Brooklyn College in 1962 and began his search for the Holy Grail on a trip across the United States, ending in San Francisco the following year. In search of the remnants of the Beat Generation, he first lived in North Beach. There, in the basement of City Lights Bookstore, Allen ran into an old friend from Brooklyn, Steve Walzer, who had room for him at his house in the Haight Ashbury, at the time a working class neighborhood in the west of San Francisco. Soon, the Haight became a flourishing bohemian and Allen a key personality. He had a dream of a new newspaper that would embrace both the alienation of American youth and the vision of a new world. From this dream came the San Francisco Oracle which Allen edited and which flourished from 1966 to 1968. It was a leading voice in the nationwide underground press movement.
Digital, 420 pages.