From a 1990 interview with James Schuyler, by Raymond Foye — another interesting sign of the complicated relationship between the Beats and the New York School of poets:
Q: How did you feel about the Beats when they came along?
A: I didn’t think anything much.
Q: Did you read “Howl” at the time?
A: I wanted to, but I was having a nervous breakdown and Frank wouldn’t let me.
Q: Did you read On the Road?
A: Yes, I reviewed it at the time.
Q: What did you say?
A: I said it was like a boy’s book.