Big Sur - Chapter 14 & 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 & 15 Summary

Instead of the birds of the wilderness, it is the sound of clinking bottles on the floor that greets Kerouac upon waking, with the yelling of Lex Pascal reminding him of a wild time a year ago by which he characterizes Lex as a man too wild to live anywhere civilized, so veracious is his appetite for women and booze.

Making their plans to go and visit George Baso at the tuberculosis hospital, the group meets Dave Wain's friend, Joey Rosenburg, an athlete turned beatnik Jesus on a pilgrimage to go wherever the group is inclined to go, acquainting the world with a style of dressing in a combination of dressy and tattered clothes. The group goes first to Mike's Place Bar to have food, drink, and pool, and Kerouac explains the process of extended drunkenness as a continuum from fun to cockiness...

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