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Yes, again with the Kerouac. Thing is, I’ve just read the last of his books available in the county library that I haven’t already read. ‘Available’ is an interesting word, as Kerouac is one of those writers, like Hunter Thompson, whose work tends to get stolen. Anyway, I’ve been waiting for a while for this […]

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1949 seems to have been the crucial year.  I’m still reading Windblown World, and it has been fascinating to watch the development of Kerouac’s thinking and writing.  In ’49, in the midst of getting The Town and the City ready for publication, the writer whom we know as Jack Kerouac is emerging from his chrysalis.  […]

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Of all the distractions from writing, the most insistent one may be reading, which is also possibly the most useful.  After having spent some time now searching in vain for new greatness after the Under the Volcano revelation, I’ve decided to look up some of the Kerouac I haven’t read.  Fortunately, the library here doesn’t […]

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The books ought to arrive in about two weeks now, and though there are things I could be working on (a short story, the next novel, learning how to run the website) I’ve been reading instead, and being generally lazy.  So lazy that I’m going to punt on today’s entry, and just put down a […]

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Well, I wanted to write about Kerouac vs. Hemingway today, but then yesterday the proof arrived from the printer, so I got all kinds of excited until I opened the package.  Just about everything was wrong.  I called them, and it turned out that two minutes on the phone last week would have sorted it […]

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