Troia: Mexican Memoirs

Troia: Mexican Memoirs

by Bonnie Bremser
     
 

In this newly rediscovered memoir, Bonnie Bremser, ex-wife of Beat-poet Ray Bremser, chronicles her life on the run from the law in the early Sixties. When Ray fled to Mexico in 1961 to avoid imprisonment for armed robbery, a crime he claimed he did not commit, Bonnie followed with their baby daughter, Rachel. In a foreign country with no money and little knowledge

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In this newly rediscovered memoir, Bonnie Bremser, ex-wife of Beat-poet Ray Bremser, chronicles her life on the run from the law in the early Sixties. When Ray fled to Mexico in 1961 to avoid imprisonment for armed robbery, a crime he claimed he did not commit, Bonnie followed with their baby daughter, Rachel. In a foreign country with no money and little knowledge of the language, Bonnie was forced into a life of prostitution to support her family and their drug habit. Just twenty-three years old, Bonnie was young and inexperienced, but very much in love with her husband; indeed, she was ready to go to any lengths in an attempt to keep their small family alive and together, even if it meant becoming une troia.

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'a lost classic of experimental writing that speaks the movement's aesthetics and ethos from the vantage of a woman living the "beat" life' -Ronna Johnson, Bookforum

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564784803
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
American Literature Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Ray was out of the hotel a lot, writing poems he says, and often didn't come back all night. He takes to hanging out in all night restaurants to write 'cause I am usually sick in bed or wanting to fuck or have some relief from the worry and monotonousness of paranoia and disgust at the apparently permanent occupation of fucking a bunch of guys I don't like or have any interest in to get money for us to continue this way. It has no rewards for me, I am alone, lonely, bugged, feeling more and more unloved, as if each trick I turn is a negative score on the happiness list.

Meet the Author

Ann Charters received her B.A. at Berkeley and her Ph.D. at Columbia. She first met Kerouac at a poetry reading in Berkeley in 1956, and compiled a comprehensive bibliography of his work in 1967. A professor of English at the University of Connecticut, she is also the editor of "Selected Letters of Jack Kerouac" and the "Portable Kerouac Reader," "and the author of "Beats and Company: Portrait of a Literary Generation,"

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