By Paul Goodman
A one-man imagine tank, Paul Goodman wrote greater than 30 books, so much of them ahead of his decade of reputation as a social critic within the Nineteen Sixties. Goodman in these past days thought of himself usually as an old style guy of letters, and to do justice to his wide-ranging pursuits and transforming into activism, this compendium presents excerpts that span his whole profession, from the bestselling Growing Up Absurd to landmark books on anarchism, group making plans, schooling, poetics, and psychotherapy. Goodman's fiction and poetry are represented by The Empire City, a comic book novel; prize-winning brief tales; and poems that when led America's most valuable poetry reviewer, Hayden Carruth, to exclaim, "Not one boring web page. It’s nearly unbelievable."