Letters: May 28, 1965

Kerouac 'n' Roll

Sir: The article on rock 'n' roll [May 21] was both forceful and revealing. Primitive, noisy, anti-intellectual, coarse, unlyrical, and provocative as it is, rock 'n' roll provides an active means of honest, uninhibited expression, and an escape from the pressing realities of a 20th century world that is all too often the burial ground of lighthearted amusement.

JOHN WINEBRENNER Washington, D.C.

Sir: Your article finally acknowledges the fact that rock 'n' roll today is not reserved for the totally ignorant.

THOMAS WERMAN Columbia University New York City

Sir: Moaning and grunting...