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Jack Kerouac

I wonder why our life must quiver between beauty and guilt, consummation and sadness, desire and regret, immortality and tattered moments unknowable, truth and beautiful meaningful lies.  12 more words

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The real story behind the long-lost, drug-fuelled ‘Holy Grail’ letter that inspired On The Road

Beat movement figure Gerd Stern carried the blame for 60 years for losing a 16,000-word typewritten letter, about to go up for auction, that inspired the revolutionary style of Jack Kerouac’s celebrated novel, On the Road. 879 more words

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COURTING THE MUSE ... lessons from P.L. Travers, John Steinbeck and others of note

Some of us say we write from the heart, some from spirit. P. L. Travers, OBE (1899-1996, Australian national, British citizen),  actress, poet and the conjuror of  1,405 more words

General Interest

Friday Links::: Beat Generation News

PHOTOGRAPH BY RICHARD AVEDON / “WILLIAM BURROUGHS, NEW YORK, JULY 9, 1975”/© THE RICHARD AVEDON FOUNDATION via The New Yorker

Happy Friday! Here are a few Beat Generation-related links for your weekend reading::: 126 more words

Beat Generation

Jay Haeske reblogged this on Retracing Jack Kerouac and commented:

As I myself haven't got any Kerouac/Beat related news, I am grateful for Stephanie of doing that for me. So here's a reblog of Stefanie Nikolopoulos'post. Have only read the 'To Catch A Beat' article by Jonathan Lethem so far, but that is very nicely written indeed.

Meditations on Politics

No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength. 1,976 more words

What Are You Reading in May?

What is on your reading list this month?

Do your reading habits change with the seasons, or are you always equal opportunity?

I’ve kind of been all over the place this month, reading wise, which is pretty typical of me. 159 more words

Writers

Jack Kerouac

On soft Spring nights I’ll stand in the yard under the stars – Something good will come out of all things yet – And it will be golden and eternal just like that – There’s no need to say another word. 9 more words

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