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Closing the Weekend on a Kerouac Note

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening

Jack Kerouac, “Belief and Technique for Modern Prose” 64 more words

Saturday Morning in an American Diner

. . . shuffle the old file cards of the soul in demented hallucinated sleep . . . 

Jack Kerouac, Visions of Cody

I would not call last night’s sleep “hallucinated” though the hotel bed is different enough from my own, that the new environment contributed to a somewhat restive night. 230 more words

Escape Velocity II

My work comprises one vast book like Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past except that my remembrances are written on the run instead of afterwards in a sick bed. 419 more words

Big Sur, by Jack Kerouac

This is an interpretive review of Kerouac’s Big Sur, as done on Twitter.

A laugh that dully sinks into the wood of the cabin while the flicker from the gas lamp almost dies amongst the garbage of wasted life.

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Escape Velocity

I tingled all over; I counted minutes and subtracted miles. Just ahead, over the rolling wheatfields all golden beneath the distant snows of Estes, I’d be seeing old Denver at last. 311 more words

The 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

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A road too long to mention

Well, there are only a couple more days left of our time in El Paso, and then it’s the trek back to Denver. In preparation, I’ve been reading… 413 more words