Friday, August 17, 2012

In defense of Jack Kerouac, feminist author

Stephanie Nikolopoulus (click here for her blog) took it on the on-line chin this week from "feminists" for her daring to defend Jack Kerouac's work (click here for her article). I've attempted to defend Jack against such attacks at least three times in the past:

February 8, 2009
August 29, 2009
July 24, 2011

Now comes Danny Lanzetta, with a reasoned piece (click here) titled, "In Defense of Jack Kerouac and Other Flawed Literature."

As I have said before and will continue saying, if we cannot read an author because of the author's personal foibles or less-than-perfect behavior/attitudes, we may as well admit that there is nothing worthy of reading.

Thanks, Danny, for injecting reason into the debate.

And don't forget, Jack wrote:
My aunt once said that the world would never find peace until men fell at their women's feet and asked for forgiveness. 

Peace out, sister.

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