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On Kerouac being overrated

Posted to WritersAndGenres

how ya doin?
May i ask what were your reasons for reading beat poetry/lit in the first place?
I certainly wouldnt say mediocre thinker,I'd say a blue collar lad lookin'at a picture bigger than the world in front of him.Kerouac gives me something the others don't,makes me proud to be a dreamer and and feel pride in being working class.He wasn't a fucked up junkie but a drunk patriot,some might say theres no difference, they're probably right.But me,i feel safe knowing there was someone as lost as i sometimes feel walkin' the same dirt as me.