IDAHO STATE JOURNAL -- When I attended San Francisco State during a time of student unrest, my father insisted on reading the books on my class list, including The Stranger, the dark existential classic by Albert Camus. He found it disturbing but riveting. He also saw his world changing. He could accept Elvis and the Beatles and enjoyed Thomas Pynchon’s V, but my father never understood why college students picketed Tarzan movies. How could a simple “entertainment” be considered “racist”?
Michael Corrigan graduated from San Francisco State with a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing. He is a retired instructor of English and speech communications from Idaho State University. He has written several articles for various outlets, including Atticus Literary magazine online.