on the road

Kerouac at 95

Jack Kerouac was born on March 12th, 1922, meaning that today would've been his 95th birthday. Of course, he passed…

4 years ago

Chinese Kerouac Covers

Jack Kerouac's novels, particularly On the Road, are popular all around the world. When Allen Ginsberg arrived in China in…

5 years ago

“Telling All The Road”: Re-Reading On the Road as New Journalism

From On the Road’s initial publication in 1957 to the release of its original scroll manuscript in 2007, the most…

6 years ago

One Man Practicing Kindness Alone in the Wilderness

An interview with Bevin Richardson about his alternative The Dharma Bums book made from a seven 1.5 meter scroll painted in…

6 years ago

A Negative Score on the Happiness List: The Economics of Hustling in Bonnie Bremser’s For Love of Ray

Bonnie Bremser’s road book For Love of Ray gives a harrowing account of the effects of poverty on travellers. Poverty…

6 years ago

The Burroughs Millions

In Search of the Origin of Burroughs’ Mythical Trust Fund From Beatdom #16 William S. Burroughs was always quick to…

6 years ago

The Beats and the Beatles: two sides of the same coin

“If two things are two sides of the same coin, they are very closely related although they seem different” -…

6 years ago

At the End of the Road: Jack Kerouac in Mexico

In 2013 I was asked to review a book called The Stray Bullet, about William S. Burroughs’ years in Mexico.…

6 years ago

Reconsidering the Importance of the Joan Anderson Letter

It’s been an exciting few years for fans of the Beat Generation. Since Beatdom was founded, we have seen the…

7 years ago

Borne out of War: The British Beats

This essay originally appeared in Beatdom #15 - the WAR issue. For about ten years after World War II Britain…

7 years ago

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