After retiring from the scene in late , Emmett wrote his account of the adventures and misadventures of the previous decade and Ringolevio was published in Many of his compatriots felt betrayed and even to this day refused to read the book. Many others myself included who had not been present at most or all of the actual events cherished Ringolevio which to us captured the purity of vision the Diggers represented. Granted there were flaws of ego and machismo and braggadocio.
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The Diggers, devoted to street theater, direct action, and distributing free food, were in the thick of the legendary Summer of Love, and soon Grogan is struggling with the naive narcissism of the hippies, the marketing of revolution as a brand, dogmatic radicals, and false prophets like tripster Timothy Leary.
Above all, however, he struggles with himself. Ringolevio is an enigmatic portrait of a man and his times to set beside Hunter S. Product Details About the Author. About the Author Emmett Grogan c. On April 6, , the thirty-five-year-old Grogan was found dead on a subway car in New York City, possibly of a drug overdose.
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Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps. Published July O ne day in I was rehearsing a play at the San Francisco Mime Troupe studio in our made-over industrial building on Harrison Street. A lithe, freckled man with flinty, Irish features walked in to observe. He had an arresting gait with a leoline head thrust aggressively forward as if it were impatient with the body behind it. His eyes were a cool, unflappable blue, and his face was as still as a mask suggesting abundant anger and determination.
Look Inside. Ringolevio is a classic American story of self-invention by one of the more mysterious and alluring figures to emerge in the s. The Diggers, devoted to street theater, direct action, and distributing free food, were in the thick of the legendary Summer of Love, and soon Grogan is struggling with the naive narcissism of the hippies, the marketing of revolution as a brand, dogmatic radicals, and false prophets like tripster Timothy Leary. Above all, however, he struggles with himself.