Monday, October 13, 2008

Kerouac: WWII American youth

"...why are the youngsters living the way they do? With no sense of right and wrong, no feeling of responsibility, no sincere hopes or things like that. You might say on account of the war. But think of the poor kids who haven't got time to feel one way or another about it right now, the kids on the fronts - will they all be like that after the war? ... There's something missing somewhere."

- Jack Kerouac, The Town and the City

2 comments:

Sarah Providence said...

I wonder if he ever found his answer.

I, Bill Clifton... said...

Not sure. I haven't yet read that far.