Saturday, April 07, 2012

Costly street cred …

… Columbia U. Haunts of Lucien Carr and the Beats - NYTimes.com.


Carr’s “honor slaying” of Kammerer, as The Daily News called it, served as an emotional fulcrum for the group a decade before Kerouac, Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs published their seminal works; the violent death in their midst lent credibility to the tortured-soul narrative they yearned for.

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