Author(s): CLARK LARRY
When it first appeared in 1971, Larry Clark's ground-breaking book Tulsa sparked immediate controversy across the nation. Its graphic depictions of sex, violence, and drug abuse in the youth culture of Oklahoma were acclaimed by critics for stripping bare the myth that Middle America had been immune to the social convulsions that rocked America in the 1960s. The raw, haunting images taken in 1963, 1968, and 1971 document a youth culture progressively overwhelmed by self-destruction and are as moving and disturbing today as when they first appeared.
"Staggering, poignant, raw, compassionate, and utterly honest . . . Tulsa is a major work, almost too good . . . to be true. . . . It is an intense, visceral, wrenching statement."