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Sunday November 12, 2017

Yesterday began with the rescue of Lou Reed’s Street Hassle and Steven Halpern’s Spectrum Suite, both of which turned up on vinyl mid-morning amid Mantovanian dreck in the bins at Goodwill. 287 more words

Kerouac says:

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life” 

Analysis of Kerouac's On The Road

Jack Kerouac is one of the pioneering founders of the beatnik movement along with Allen Ginsberg. The beatnik movement is a befuddling one as it involved a combination of Eastern Mysticism, Drugs, and Free Sex. 398 more words


When Kerouac Met Bodenheim (September 27, 1951)

I do not believe Kerouac actually “met” Bogie for the first time this night. Bodenheim, as Ginsberg once said, was a regular fixture around Minetta’s Tavern and the San Remo in the Village, a bar that the Beats frequented from the mid-1940s to early-1950s. 1,358 more words

Jack Kerouac - Working Class Hero

Lowell, Massachusetts was a town that thrived during the time of Jack Kerouac’s childhood. A typical, working-class mill city amidst a medium sized population and welcoming, tough community. 390 more words

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Jack Kerouac - Rivers and Roads

Kerouac’s Lowell living exposed him to a great number of ideas, sights, and situations that inevitably made it into his literary pieces. While many authors may indeed hark upon the mysteries and wonder that surround New England’s ever-changing nature, Kerouac had a much simpler approach. 311 more words

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Jack Kerouac - Home Sweet Home

Below is the childhood home of famous, wild and irregular author Jack Kerouac. He was born to French-Canadian parents, and multiple siblings. The family moved around quite frequently, but most, if not all of his youth was spent in the city of Lowell, Massachusetts. 426 more words

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