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Literary diversions

The Times pans "On the Road," Oct. 4, 1957. "The Deadbeat Generation?" Ouch.

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"The Town and the City," March 12, 1950

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The Subterraneans, April 17, 1958

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Jack Kerouac and F. Scott Fitzgerald, April 22, 1958

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"Dharma Bums," Oct. 7, 1958.


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"Doctor Sax," March 22, 1959

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The derivation of "Beatnik," Dec. 10, 1959

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The travails of a Venice coffeehouse, Sept. 7, 1961

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Kerouac's UPI obituary, Oct. 22, 1969

Part 1
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Part 2

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Hey, call me reactionary, but I say the Times was right on!

--I'm reminded of Truman Capote's supposed comment about "On the Road." "That's not writing. That's typing!"

--Larry


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