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I think you need to do some reading

Posted to What Are You Reading?

If you really think that "selective eclecticism" can
explain Kerouac's relationship to his other sources
and influences (and your list lacks Thomas Wolfe,
Kerouac's single greatest influence), then you don't
understand the notion. There are a number of
books you should read, if you are really
interested in what I'm talking about here. Try taking
some advanced English / Comp. Lit. classes (I mean
graduate level, not high school senior AP), and then
we'll talk again.