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Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 14:29:28 -0700
From: radtimes <email@example.com>
Subject: UC counterculture guru Norman O. Brown dies
UC counterculture guru Norman O. Brown dies
Oct. 07, 2002
SANTA CRUZ - Norman O. Brown, a UC Santa Cruz professor whose writings
emphasizing creative freedom and rebellion influenced the counterculture
movement of the 1960s and 70s has died. He was 89.
He was a former humanities professor at UC who retired from teaching in 1981.
His books "Life Against Death" and "Love's Body" sold widely and drew large
audiences to the school for Brown's weekly lectures.
"Life Against Death" was a Freudian interpretation of world history, and
"Love's Body" was a collection of short essays, aphorisms and meditations.
Brown studied classical literature at Oxford University and got a doctorate
in classics at the University of Wisconsin. He began teaching at Nebraska
Wesleyan University and worked for the Office of Strategic Services during
World War II.
After the war, he taught classics at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and
at the University of Rochester. He joined UC Santa Cruz in 1968, when it
Brown was greatly influenced by Karl Marx, but later grew disillusioned and
was then influenced by Sigmund Freud.
Brown, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, is survived by his wife, four
children and five grandchildren.
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