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But what does Kerouac celebrate? Chaos, disassociation, disorientation, intoxication, emotional dysfunctionality etc etc etc.
Hugh Weldon wrote:. And Burroughs is surely the more sinister influence amongst the beats.
Why is/was Burroughs a sinister influence?
He really loved the music and that's why the writing still resonates.
Ted wrote:Kerouac the slobbering whining drunk, Burroughs the cold, self-centred junkie.
...and links with Leonard Cohen followed, involving (if I remember correctly) a lump of ingested opium.Charlie wrote:A jail term seemed certain, but with the help of some friends (including Norman Mailer), Trocchi was smuggled over the Canadian border....
NormanD wrote:OK, I can think of one thing in WSB's favour: the fact that you can be a serious heroin addict for most of your life yet still live into your 80's.
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