The Portable Beat Reader - Tales of Beatnik Glory Summary & Analysis

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Tales of Beatnik Glory Summary

Charles Bukowski writes a weekly column for the Los Angeles paper "Open City" and one of his articles is about his meeting with Neal Cassady shortly before Cassady's death. Bukowski is amazed by Cassady's ability to drive and constantly miss hitting other cars by a hairline. Bukowski feels Cassady's death isolated in Mexico is entirely inappropriate to Cassady's character.

William Burroughs Junior writes about his experiences visiting his father in Tangier in 1961 when William Junior is just fourteen. The elder Burroughs takes his son to a bar where he must immediately fend off the sexual advances of a much older man. The next day, William Junior smokes marijuana and kif for the first time and has very odd dreams when he sleeps that night. William Junior notices that his father spends all of his time either staring...

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