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Writer Joyce Johnson's on Women's Adventures

Johnson was part of the 1950s Beat community and had a relationship with Jack Kerouac. Her experience in the literary counterculture - and the peripheral place of women within it -- has influenced much of her work, including her memoir Minor Characters and her new novel, In the Night Cafe.

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Other segments from the episode on May 10, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 10, 1989: Interview with Joyce Johnson; Review of two albums of Gilbert and Sullivan's music; Interview with David Shields; Commentary on Mother's Day.

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