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Nik Cohn: Fever Dream

Mark Rozzo, The New York Times, 4 December 2011

BARELY A MONTH after his 22nd birthday, the British reporter, novelist and pop critic Nik Cohn hunkered down in a cottage in Connemara, on Ireland's craggy western coast. It was the spring of 1968. Political storms were whipping up in Prague and Paris and America. Connemara couldn't have been farther away from it all, and that was the idea: writing 10 hours a day, no distractions and no breaks, and, at the end of a mere seven weeks, a book.

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