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Neal Cassady Letter Going To Auction; Could Bring $600,000

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1950 Neal Cassady letter that inspired Jack Kerouac’s spontaneous style in “On the Road” is heading to auction where it’s expected to bring up to $600,000. 308 more words

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Letter that inspired Jack Kerouac's On the Road

Alison Flood (The Guardian) reports that Neal Cassady’s letter will be auctioned at Christie’s, after a tour from Seattle to New York

A letter from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac, which inspired the spontaneous style of… 344 more words

20th Century

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

Poem by Doug Holder

For Jack Powers

A fixture in the North End
ubiquitous as a Madonna
a tall drink of water.
Graying Afro
carrying fresh loaves
on Hanover St… 134 more words

Poetry

When Is A Po-Boy Not A Poor-Boy?

I am just back from a trip to New York where we were at a meeting of the Better Care Network which was seeking to develop a paper on ‘informal’ care. 1,026 more words