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Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn’t toss it

One letter… Decades of drama. Kerouac, Cassady, Ginsberg and Stern




Jack Kerouac & Ed White – Where Celine Raged

A new release from Bottle of Smoke Press

where celine

Letters, 12pp. Book measures 7″ x 10″. Contains two letters, one from each author, from 1949. Cover lettering and internal artwork by FAILE. Tipped in photograph frontispiece.

An amazing pair of letters written when Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) had just sold his first novel (The Town and the City) and Ed White (1925-) was living the life of a young American in Paris. Jack Kerouac and Ed White met in 1946 at Columbia University and maintained a lifelong friendship. Ed White appears in On the Road as “Tim Gray” and in Visions of Cody as “Ed Gray”. He is credited with suggesting, in 1951, that Kerouac try “sketching with words rather than writing conventionally.”

You can find it here: www.bospress.net/order.html

Kerouac’s 92nd Birthday

Jack-Kerouac-007The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream – Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922. Kerouac was the founder of the Beat movement. Although he died at the young age of 47, his influence in literary circles continues to expand even in this new century. As Ginsberg and to a lesser extent Burroughs fade into the last century, Kerouac continues to live on mainly due to On the Road and The Book of Blues. 


Recommended You Tube:

Kerouac on the Steve Allen Show


Jack Kerouac – King of the Beats –


Jack Kerouac with Conservative Bill Buckley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0KluIXx6fI

Recommended Books:

book of blues


on the road