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i don't understand

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how you, shrimp, took my initial topic and turned it into an argument about the way Kerouac depicts non-whites. That wasn't my intention, my intention was for other souls to express their reasons for enjoying this book. I mean, what sort of standard are you trying to hold Kerouac up to? Look at the era he wrote these novels; if we are to criticize Kerouac for his lack of humility on describing non-whites, then we are to criticize Twain, Hemingway, Ginsberg, etc...