Lucien is different or at least his egocentricity is different, he hates himself intensely, whereas we do not. Hating himself as he does, hating the ‘humankidness’, he seeks new vision, a post-human post-intelligence. He wishes more thn Nietzsche proscribed. He wants more than the next mutation- he wants a post-soul. Lord only knows what he wants!
— Jack about Lucien Carr in a letter to Allen (september 1944)