Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Fariña

The novel is a counterculture classic that follows the adventures and misadventures of a young college student named Gnossos Pappadopoulis. Set in the 1950s, it is a picaresque tale that combines elements of beatnik and hippie subcultures, blending humor, satire, and tragedy. The protagonist's journey is marked by encounters with drugs, sex, rebellion, and existential questioning, reflecting the tumultuous spirit of the era.

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