Day: November 17, 2002

Beat Inc. and the Dignity of Richard Brautigan

Of all the literary movements of the 20th century the Beat Generation occupies the most untouchable position. They are still so hip that any criticism takes on the form of heresy. For fear of appearing square they are allowed to get away with murder.

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Anthony Burgess

He fell as fall the mighty ones
Nobly undaunted to the last
And death has now united him
With … heroes of the past

No sound of strife disturb his sleep!
Calmly he rests: no human pain
Or high ambition spurs him now
The peaks of glory to attain
(James … Read the rest

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