Allen Ginsberg’s hand-annotated photos of the Beat Generation (via). Twenty-five images from a show about to open in NYC::
The text: "“Now Jack as I warned you far back as 1945, if you keep going home to live with your ‘Memère’ you’ll find yourself wound tighter and tighter in her apron strings till you’re an old man and can’t escape…” William Seward Burroughs camping as an André Gide-ian sophisticate lecturing the earnest Thomas Wolfean All-American youth Jack Kerouac who listens soberly dead-pan to “the most intelligent man in America” for a funny second’s charade in my living room 206 East 7th Street Apt 16, Manhattan, one evening Fall 1953."
Compare with the grumpy "red-faced corpulent W. C. Fields shuddering with mortal horror" Kerouac from 1964 in photo #9. Burroughs wasn't wrong.