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The Lost Kerouac Letter

This story about a lost letter from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac inspired me greatly today, was too good not to share here: The Lost Kerouac Letter: 39 more words

The True Story Behind the Letter That Inspired Kerouac's 'On the Road'

The famous “Joan Anderson” letter from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac has been found in Southern California. Cassady apparently wrote the letter to Kerouac in a drug-fueled, sex-crazed haze on December 17, 1950. 727 more words


Lost Jack Kerouac Letter Found In Oakland Home, Will Be Put Up For Auction

OAKLAND (CBS / AP) — When a letter credited with inspiring Jack Kerouac to create a new literary genre suddenly surfaced, no one was happier than an 86-year-old poet and playwright from New Jersey. 530 more words


glad you're alive... @DailyKerouac

“All kinds of unforeseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive.” Jack Kerouac

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Letter that inspired Jack Kerouac found

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – It’s been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. 740 more words


Poem: Haiku: Jean-Louis Kerouac


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Flat bed bold surfer
Mean drink type face Jack Kerouac