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Diane DiPrima Message Board 1/1/2012
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Memoirs of a Beatnik
Memoirs of a Beatnik is a an almost-autobiographical epic poem about a young woman living in New York City as a Beat writer. Diane has just graduated from high school and gone to New York to college. The book documents her move from apartment to apartment and her daily life. She works in a bar for a while. Then she lives with a wide variety of characters. She has a girlfriend who breaks up with her on a family boating trip to an island where her father r...