Section 1, Through p. 34
• Charlie Citrine writes to poet, Von Humboldt Fleisher, who invites him to visit in New York.
• The two become great friends.
• Humboldt is manic depressive.
• Humboldt marries Kathleen and moves to New Jersey.
• Citrine is living with Kimmie, who Humboldt has an affinity for.
• Humboldt is a great fan of Adlai Stevenson.
• Citrine gets a job at Princeton due to a connection Humboldt has.
• Humboldt ends up dying destitute of a heart attack at a New York hotel.
Section 2, Through p. 63
• Charlie finds his Mercedes-Benz busted up by someone with a baseball bat.
• He assumes it is Rinaldo Cantabile. Cantabile won at poker. When Charlie is told by his friend, George, that Cantabile was cheating, he puts a stop on the check.
• Cantabile arranges to meet Charlie at The Baths to get the money Charlie owes him.
• Charlie tries to warn George not...
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