Why does the description of this book spend so much of it's tone being bitter about not being considered as important as other works from the Beats? It comes off like one of Corso's drunken rants about how he was cheated out of being more famous than Ginsberg or Kerouac or Burroughs.
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[Bitterness is common to the beats. They attempted to catch fire in a bottle but when the bottle was opened... nothing but hot air. A lost generation indeed. They certainly acted like one. Spoiled brats with empty vapor on their minds. And they thought themselves so profound. Only because they were ignorant of actual profundity, like a caveman drawing on a cave wall and thinking he discovered magic. Pathetic beats. You were more interesting as living people than the characters in your fever-dream books. Even this book is overrated, but it can be mildly entertaining in an endearingly pretentious way. I'm just guessing. I never actually read the book, or any book by the beats. I'm simply regurgitating stereotypes, but they are spot on stereotypes, I guarantee. I don't have to remember the past to avoid repeating it. All I have to do is avoid its failed ideas. That starts with avoiding amphetamines and the entire beat generation. (hide spoiler)]