dean moriarty

Reconsidering Jack Kerouac a Half-Century Later

Not many prose writers alive (Céline, Genet, a few others) would dare the freedom and intelligence to trust their own…

6 years ago

Mark Murphy/ Bop for Kerouac

“I want to be considered a jazz poet . . .” i Don’t miss Mark Murphy’s 1981 recording “Bop for…

7 years ago

Jack and Frank

“Jack’s ultimate vision of success was himself and Sinatra as drinking buddies singing songs to each other.” [ i] Jack…

8 years ago

On the Road (2012) on iTunes

Last year's hit Beat movie, On the Road, based upon the novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac, is…

8 years ago

The Beat Rap Sheet

But yet, but yet, woe, woe unto those who think that the Beat Generation means crime, delinquency, immorality, amorality ...…

9 years ago

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

One and Only: The Untold Story of On The Road, may have played more to the heart had it been…

10 years ago

Death Within a Chrysalis

At the turn of the 1960s, Jack Kerouac found himself in a profound state of limbo, the climax of an…

10 years ago

Carolyn Cassady – Neal, Me and Jack makes three

By Spencer Kansa In 1951, Jack Kerouac began work on a roman a clef whose breathless prose would help define…

11 years ago

Kerouac’s Continuing Quest

Review of the Dharma Bums

11 years ago

The End of the Road

R. R. Reno The road dominates the American imagination, from the Oregon Trail to Route 66. That strange, in-between time…

11 years ago

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