The Torch - 12.17.18
Dec 17th, 2018 by progressiveradionetwork
Alene Lee (1931–1991) was an African-American member of the Beat generation in New York City whose romantic relationship with Jack Kerouac was the central theme in his novel The Subterraneans. Kerouac used the pseudonym Mardou Fox for Lee. Her long relationship with writer and journalist Lucien Carr led Lee to pursue an anonymous life. Her daughter Christina Diamonte tells the story.