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A New Year Eve Adventure

Auhtor: E A Hoffman

Language: english

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Review by M. Erb, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A New Year Eve Adventure':

Abbot Howard Abbie Hoffman (November 30 1936 - April 12 1989) was an American social and political activist who co-founded the Youth International Party (Yippies). Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention along with Jerry Rubin David Dellinger Tom Hayden Rennie Davis John Froines Lee Weiner and Bobby Seale. The group was known collectively as the Chicago Eight when Seales prosecution was separated from the others they became known as the Chicago Seven. While initially convicted of intent to incite a riot the verdicts were overturned on appeal. Hoffman came to prominence in the 1960s and continued practicing his activism in the 1970s and has remained a symbol of the youth rebellion and radical activism of that era.

Excerpts from the Book 'A New Year Eve Adventure':


... were audibly rotating and the old year were being rolled away like a heavy weight, and ponderously pushed into a gloom-filled abyss. ...
... force out, My God, my God, it's Julia! I was practically at the tea table before she even noticed me, but then she stood up and said coldly, ...
... been lost. The Enemy had left me, and in just the name, Julia! I wanted to proclaim the bliss that filled me. But the crowd pushed between ...
... cackle, Where the Devil is my wife? Julia stood up and said to me in a distant, cold voice, Shall we go back to the party? My husband ...
... down opposite me, while lights were placed upon the table. You could characterize him briefly as pleasant but unhappy. He called for beer ...
... and it so happened that we three strange beings in a beer cellar looked at one another and knew what we were. Our conversation ran along morbid lines, ...
... fellow (the porter) and found a room for me, set lights about in it, and wished me a good night. A beautiful wide mirror, however, was covered, ...
... dream, he said. I must thank you for waking me. He spoke softly, almost murmured. I don't know why but he looked different to me the pain ...
... Christmas, and the Justizrat was a splendid gumdrop with a coat made of pleated notepaper. Trees and rosebushes rose higher and higher about us, ...
... joie de vivre, who spent their time revelling in the sensual delights which Italy so well affords. He impressed them as a good fellow and he was ...
... Isn't Giuletta.beautiful tonight, and the young men said, How about Erasmus? Was he joking with us? He's got the best-looking girl of all! ...
... shattered by the torments of love, followed, preceded by his boy with a torch. After leaving his friends, he was passing down the distant street ...
... a brutal ugly face and even worse manners, who kept paying court to Giuletta and arousing Erasmus's jealousy. Fuming with rage, Erasmus left the ...
... Erasmus in amazement. What do you mean? My reflection? He looked in the mirror, which showed him himself and Giuletta in sweet, close embrace. ...
... my most worthy friend, asked the stranger with a sneer. I-I have . . . began Erasmus. Left your reflection behind-with Giuletta- ...
... that a fine clear mirror hung before him. A devil of a waiter, who stood behind his chair, noticed that the chair seemed to be empty in the reflection ...
... front of him, angelic in beauty, and he cried aloud, Is this your revenge, Giuletta, because I abandoned you and left you nothing but my reflection ...
... acid, which is prepared from laurel leaves and bitter almonds. A very small quantity of this liquid, less than an ounce, produces the effects ...
... don't have to do it the way Dapertutto suggested, said Giuletta. It is really a shame that a vow and a priest's blessing can do so much, but you ...
... Spikher set him down again, and went into the wide world. He struck upon a certain Peter Schlemihl, who had sold his shadow they planned to travel ...