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On the Road by Jack Kerouac

"Besides, all my New York friends were in the negative, nightmare position of putting down society and giving their tired bookish or political or psychoanalytical reasons, but Dean just raced in society, eager for bread and love..."

I don't understand the quote. What is it saying?

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  1. He thinks his New York friends were too serious and critical of society. Dean loved society, food, and love.

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