Tag Archives: On the Road

Poet as Con-Artist: LIBIDO OVER CREDO

”They sat down and Corso asked K., ”Would you like to ball with me, baby?” There was no surer way to K. ‘s heart. She declined with a small secretive, pleased smile and at once exerted herself to be charming. … Continue reading

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Beaudelaire & the ''Beats''

Take a phenomenon. And then de-fang it. Commodify it. Beatnik, a media stereotype of the 1950s and early 1960s, was a synthesis of the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s into moralized and unflattering … Continue reading

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Free Falling with the Phantom Engineer

It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry. A weather-beaten bluesy Bob Dylan composition that seems to capture something essential about writer Jack Kerouac ( 1922-1969 ); especially the discouragingly delivered ┬ásecond line, ”can’t buy a … Continue reading

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Awarded An Irony Cross by The Girl Next Door

I’m Not O.K, You’re Not O.K. The most severe scenario outlined in the Thomas Harris book, I’m O.K. You’re O.K. in the late 1960′s,released in the controversial wake of the Stanley Milgram and Zimbardo experiments.It is Transactional Analysis and a … Continue reading

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