Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:280
  • eBook ISBN:9781623095635

Promised Lands

Growing Up Absurd in the 1950s and '60s

by Douglas Williams

Book Image Not Available
Overview
PROMISED LANDS Growing Up Absurd in the 1950s and '60s is a personal memoir that encompasses a rural Ontario boyhood marked by family tragedy, youthful travels through Europe and the Middle East, and film school and radical politics in London in the late 1960s. Drugs, war, imprisonment and lots of sex highlight a tense, hilarious and moving account of a search for identity and meaning in a time of deep cultural turmoil.
Description
PROMISED LANDS Growing Up Absurd in the 1950s and '60s is a personal memoir that encompasses a rural Ontario boyhood marked by family tragedy, youthful travels through Europe and the Middle East, and film school and radical politics in London in the late 1960s. Drugs, war, imprisonment and lots of sex highlight a tense, hilarious and moving account of a search for identity and meaning in a time of deep cultural turmoil. This remarkable book offers an extraordinarily candid recollection of the odyssey of a young man from small-town, Protestant, 1950s Ontario in a quest for adventure and self-discovery in Europe and the Middle East. His search takes him through through the burgeoning counter-culture underground of the late 1960s - drugs, hippy street life, imprisonment, the June war of 1967, and psychedelics in Pamplona - and on to study in a British film school and embrace of radical politics. By turns hilarious, provocative and deeply sad, it's an irresistibly disarming portrait of blighted youth blundering through a notorious period of social upheaval. The poignancy, wit and truthfulness of the writing are spellbinding.
About the author
Douglas Williams is an award-winning television director, writer and producer, based in Toronto, Canada. He has written articles for Toronto Star, NOW Magazine, and film reviews for Relay Magazine. He is married to the screenwriter, Laura Phillips, and has two children.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.