Saucy White Boy
- May 27, 2008
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I’ve met two people who claimed to be characters in that book. That was definitely true of one, Gary Snyder, aka Japhy Ryder, who spoke at my graduation and attended the same college that I did, some 40 years earlier.I’m still catching up on classics that I’ve not read. I started Dharma Bums, by Jack Kerouac, this morning.
It turns out that the second public reading of Ginsberg’s Howl was on our campus, due to Snyder’s friendship, and the earliest known recording of the poem was made that night and was discovered in the school archives a few years ago.