Bomb Culture

Bomb Culture

50th Anniversary Edition

By Jeff Nuttall

Edited by Douglas Field and Jay Jeff Jones

Foreword by Iain Sinclair

Afterword by Maria Fusco

Out of print for fifty years, Jeff Nuttall's legendary exploration of radical 1960s art, music, and protest movements.

Distributed for Strange Attractor Press

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Out of print for fifty years, Jeff Nuttall's legendary exploration of radical 1960s art, music, and protest movements.

Bomb Culture is an abscess that lances itself. An extreme book, unreasonable but not irrational. Abrasive, contemptuous, attitudinizing, ignorant and yet brilliant.”  —Dennis Potter

Out of print for fifty years, Jeff Nuttall's Bomb Culture has achieved legendary status as a powerful, informative, and spirited exploration of 1960s alternative society and counterculture. Nuttall's confessional account of the period investigates the sources of its radical art, music, and protest movements as well as the beliefs, anxieties, and conceits of its key agitators, including his own.

Nuttall argued that a tangible psychic dread of nuclear holocaust pervaded both high and low cultures, determining their attitude and content, much as the horrors of World War I had nourished the tactics and aesthetics of Dadaism.

Accompanying the original text is a new foreword by author Iain Sinclair, who was closely acquainted with Jeff Nuttall and participated in the turbulent underground culture described in Bomb Culture. This anniversary edition is rounded out with an afterword by writer Maria Fusco and a contextual introduction by the book's editors which includes photographs and images of Nuttall's distinctive artwork as well as further archival materials.

Paperback

$19.95 T | £14.99 ISBN: 9781907222702 224 pp. | 5.375 in x 8 in 24 b&w illus.

Editors

Douglas Field

Douglas Field is Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century American Literature at the University of Manchester and a frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin.

Jay Jeff Jones

Jay Jeff Jones is a journalist, playwright, and magazine editor who has worked in San Francisco, London, British Columbia, and Manchester. He was a friend of Nuttall's and published his work in the literary quarterly New Yorkshire Writing.

Contributors

Iain Sinclair and Maria Fusco.