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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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