Divine Right's Trip: A Novel of the Counterculture

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Gnomon Press, Apr 1, 1990 - Fiction - 311 pages
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Fiction. A "novel of the counterculture," Gurney Norman's DIVINE RIGHT'S TRIP elicited comparison to Salinger and Kerouac upon its publication in 1971. "DIVINE RIGHT'S TRIP shows itself to be a subtly written and morally passionate epic of the counterculture, a fictional explication of the hopeful new consciousness come to birth.Divine Right is bigger than life, and in giving the story thus far of a segment of his generation, in prose nicely threaded between the vernacular and the symbolic, Gurney Norman has shown a noble reach and a healthy grasp." - John Updike

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User Review  - Dominick - Goodreads

Divine Rights trip was much better than I was expecting it to be, at first I thought it was going to be similar to the book Into The Wild but as I read on I realized its much deeper than that. Aside ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer Burchett - Goodreads

I read the Prologue by Urge at least 3 times, trying to begin. Then today, I finally felt ready. I read it all in one sitting, maybe afraid I couldn't *get back into* the trip. Final reaction: Far out. Read full review


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Gurney Norman is professor English and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of Ancient Creek: A Folktale, the novel Divine Right's Trip, the short-story collection Kinfolks, and co-editor of the essay collections Back Talk from an American Region: Confronting Appalachian Stereotypes and An American Vein: Critical Readings in Appalachian Literature. Norman is widely recognized for his writing, teaching and cultural work in the Appalachian region. He was appointed Kentucky Poet Laureate (2009-2010). In 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Berea College.

Ed McClanahan is the author of several books, and his writing has appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Playboy. McClanahan has taught English and creative writing at Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Montana, and the University of Kentucky. He and his wife live in Lexington, Kentucky.

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