On the Road Movie Poster
Feb29

On the Road Movie Poster

Today was a great day for those eagerly awaiting the release of On the Road. The marketing team finally got into gear and started twin Facebook and Twitter pages, pushing stills and a poster for the movie. You can view the still here. Both pages have been racking up followers quickly, with the Twitter page leading after gaining 600 followers in about 2 hrs, thanks to sharing by Beat fans. You can visit the production website...

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The Genius of Henry Miller
Feb18

The Genius of Henry Miller

Photo by David S. Wills   Henry Miller’s books are like a bowl of French onion soup; overwhelmingly rich, intimidatingly dense, and always served with class. Each sentence then becomes a thick, cheesy bite, and shortly after you infiltrate the crust to begin pecking away at the center, you’ve had enough. At least for now. Luckily, unlike soup, Miller’s writing doesn’t lose steam. You may have to set the work down for an hour, a...

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Review: One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road
Feb11

Review: One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road

by Michael Hendrick One and Only: The Untold Story of On The Road, may have played more to the heart had it been sub-titled The Untold Story of the Desolation Angels.  Published in November 2011, the volume is mainly comprised of Gerald Nicosia’s interviews with Lu Anne Henderson, former girlfriend of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady and first ex-wife of Cassady. Henderson, in On The Road, is referred to as ‘Marylou’....

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Kerouac on Kindle
Feb09

Kerouac on Kindle

Below is a list of all books by, about, or inspired by Jack Kerouac, available on Kindle, in the English language. Excluded are the numerous books erroneously tagged “jack kerouac”, containing no obvious or only brief references to Kerouac, in languages other than English, or audio books, all of which can be easily found with a simple Amazon search.   By Jack Kerouac   Beat Generation: The Lost Work link   About Jack Kerouac...

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The Beat Generation YouTube Collection

The three giants of Beat poetry are Ginsberg, Burroughs and Kerouac, all of whom I deeply respect, love and attempt to emulate. But in addition to these legends, I’d like to include Charles Bukowski (the man who pushed me to write) and Henry Miller, at least for the purpose of this article.   Below are a number of video links featuring the five authors I’ve mentioned. As I said, Ginsberg, Burroughs and Kerouac are obvious...

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