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Friday, September 21, 2012

Sketches of Kerouac - a rare resource


Jack Kerouac was more than the word-slinging reactionary alcoholic writer portrayed by the popular media. He was a very complex man with a multitude of influences, spiritually and literary, at a time when the world was recovering from WWII. Until relatively recently his personal notebooks have not been accessible to biographers and scholars, but now that they are, a whole new depth of portraiture is possible.

Paul Maher Jr is a seasoned Kerouac researcher who now publishes an indepth blog entitled Sketches of Kerouac, presenting lots of interesting material, most of it extracted from the notebooks.

Take a few hours off and rummage through this lot: http://acrossanunderwood.wordpress.com/

And. just for your interest, here's the first edition cover of On The Road:

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