The Nation: Arthur Bremer's Notes from the Underground

As the scribblings found in his apartment indicate, Arthur Bremer considered himself something of a writer. One of his most telltale works is a theme written in October 1968, during his senior year, in high school. Entitled "Guitar," it begins by describing some weekly guitar lessons taken by a boy named Paul. The boy's instructor is George, who teaches at a Milwaukee music school at "twentieth and Greenfield." Midway, the theme abruptly turns to reflections on "Paul's" home life:

IN all the families on television, the mother was a pretty high school graduate and never thought of not feeding her kids meals....

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