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Five-part series in which Mick Brown explores what makes a cult classic and talks to authors Ken Kesey , Joseph Heller , Erica Jong , Robert M Pirsig , Richard Bach , Marilyn French and many others. 1: This Book Will Change Your Life. From Henry Miller 's sexual exploits in 30s Paris to the spiritual quest of the Beats across 50s America. Producer Martin Buckley

In this five-part series Mick Brown explores what makes a cult classic and talks to authors Ken Kesey. Joseph Heller , Erica Jong , Robert M Pirsig. Richard Bach , Marilyn French and many others.

1: This Book WillChange YourLife. From Henry Miller 's sexual exploits in 30s Paris to the Beats' spiritual quest across 50s America.

Producer Martin Buckley

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2: Things Fall Apart. From Catch 22 to Dispatches, cult books have confronted the absurdity and ugliness of warfare. From Last Exit to Brooklyn to American Psycho they have ventured into the darkness at the heart of the collapsing social and urban order. Featuring Joseph Heller , Hubert Selby Junior , Michael Herr and Bret Easton Ellis.

Producer Martin Buckley

From Catch 22to Dispatches, cult books have confronted the absurdity and ugliness of warfare. From Last Exit to Brooklyn to American Psycho, they have ventured into the darkness at the heart of the collapsing social and urban order. Featuring Joseph Heller , Hubert Selby Jr , Michael Herr and Bret Easton Ellis. Producer Martin Buckley

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3: Altered States. When Aldous Huxley wrote about his mescalin experiences in The Doors of Perception, he raised the curtain on the modern drugs age. Altered states have since been explored by a wide range of cult authors. Producer Martin Buckley

When Aldous Huxley wrote about his mescalin experiences in The Doors of Perception, he raised the curtain on the modern drugs age. Altered states have since been explored by cult authors as disparate as Ken Kesey , Carlos Castaneda and Hunter S Thompson. Producer Martin Buckley

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The series which explores what makes a cult classic.

4: Something Other. In search of enlightenment, Mick Brown studies Zen motorcycle maintenance with Robert Pirsig , takes flight with Richard Bach and gets to grips with George Gurdjieff. Producer Martin Buckley

4: Something Other. Mick Brown studies Zen motorcycle maintenance with Robert Pirsig , takes flight with Richard Bach and gets to grips with Gibran and Gurdjieff. Producer Martin Buckley

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5: Moving Mountains. Many cult books are about inner transformation, but others - classics of feminism or green politics - aim to revolutionise the outer world; some combine the two. In the last ofthe series, Mick Brown talks to Marilyn French, Doris Lessing , Erica Jong , Lyall Watson , Andrew Harvey and FritjofCapra. Producer Martin Buckley

5: Moving Mountains. Many cult books are about inner transformation, but others - classics of feminism or green politics - aim to revolutionise the outer world.

Mick Brown talks to Marilyn French, Doris Lessing , Erica Jong , Lyall Watson and James Lovelock.

Producer Martin Buckley