Robert Stone | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Robert Stone.
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SOURCE: Burn, Gordon. “Where Mine Is At.” London Review of Books 14, no. 10 (28 May 1992): 20-1.

In the following review, Burn discusses the links between Stone and Tom Wolfe and criticizes Stone's uncredited use of a published account of the Donald Crowhurst story in Outerbridge Reach.

When Robert Stone's best-known novel, Dog Soldiers, was published in 1974, there was a small but significant overlap of material with The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe's souped-up, superheated journalistic account of the beginnings of the counterculture, published six years earlier. The coincidence of material was in many ways inevitable. Stone had been part of the California bohemian underground grouped around the ‘drug apostle’, Ken Kesey, and his acid-snaffling followers, the Merry Pranksters; and Stone both figures in the narrative of Acid Test and is acknowledged by Wolfe in his Author's Note: ‘There were several excellent writers, in addition to Kesey, who were involved...

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