Historical Importance of the Woodstock Festival of 1969: The Woodstock Festival was a three-day concert (which rolled into a fourth day) that involved lots of sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll - plus a lot of mud. The Woodstock Music Festival of August 15-18, 1969 has become an icon of the 1960s hippie counterculture.
An extraordinary #collection of counterculture #literature recently crossed the auction block. The collection of books and periodicals showcased the work of Beat poets and authors of the 1950s and 1960s. The two most impressive books in the group were Jack #Kerouac’s “On the Road” (a first-edition paperback from 1958) and Tom Wolfe’s “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” (a first-edition hardcover from 1968).
Jean-Paul Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy and Marxism, and was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism. His work continues to influence fields such as Marxist philosophy, sociology, critical theory and literary studies.