john steinbeck

Tristessa: Heavengoing

by Paul Arendt   Jack Kerouac’s surroundings invariably affected his writing style. Narrator Leo Percepied’s voice in The Subterraneans reflected…

10 years ago

Patti Smith and the Beats

“A hipster goes into a diner. ‘What kind of pie do you have?’ he asks. The waitress says, ‘The pie…

11 years ago

Come Join Uncle Sam’s Band

by James D. Irwin It’s about ten past four on a Sunday afternoon. I feel like I’ve been beaten up;…

11 years ago

The Vagrant and American Literature

Exploring the link between vagrancy and the American identity.

14 years ago

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