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Franny and Zooey -

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I am writing a paper about the society in New York in which Franny and Zooey are associated with. Normally, I would say since they live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that they would be classified as upper class, etc. etc. However, I do not see them that way. I understand that at the time of the writing, there were a group of eccentric intellectuals who lived on the Upper East Side. This was a group that were too smart to be able to relate to other groups. Were they considered by any stretch of the imagination of the "beat group" or not. Where, if anywhere, could I find out about this group of people who could only find the answers among themselves.