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The influence of literature on popular culture in the 1960s

In the 1960s, as people were trying to re-evaluate the world around themselves, many chose to seek better understanding through literature. During this time, there was a resurgence in writing in many new styles. People of the sixties also looked for inspiration in some older works. One of the most notable of these was Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, a German author who did much of his writing in the 1920s.
Many other authors of the 1950s and sixties who had been less prominent became incredibly popular.
Sites for other authors who had an impact upon the 1960s:

Jack Kerouac

Robert A. Heinlein

Ken Kesey

Tom Wolfe

Loren Eisley

Marvin Harris

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