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Kerouac: A Look Back At Jack And The Northport Yearsnew

The reluctant King of the Beats moved to the quiet clamming village in 1958 to escape his fame, yet found more infamy. To some locals though, he's still just "Jack."
Long Island Press  |  Christopher Twarowski and Spencer Rumsey  |  03-08-2012  |  Features

The Truth About On The Roadnew

In his latest book, Gerald Nicosia has unlocked the dynamic of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, and not a moment too soon.
Random Lengths News  |  Lionel Rolfe  |  01-02-2012  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Q&A: Jay Farrar on Kerouac, 'Big Sur'new

Son Volt frontman Jay Farrar has been reading Jack Kerouac since he was a teenager. But writing the music and lyrics for the soundtrack to One Fast Move or I'm Gone, a documentary about Kerouac's semi-autobiographical novel Big Sur, provided plenty of firsts for the songwriter.
Seattle Weekly  |  Chris Kornelis  |  12-07-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Jay Farrar, Ben Gibbard, and a Bad Actress Pay Tribute to Kerouac's 'Big Sur'new

On the One Fast Move or I'm Gone soundtrack, Farrar and Gibbard trade off singing 12 songs with lyrics taken from Big Sur, including lines from the poem "Sea" that closes the novel. Farrar admits to being intimidated at first to use Kerouac as his lyricist, until he settled into a stream-of-consciousness songwriting style.
SF Weekly  |  Jennifer Maerz  |  10-22-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Kerouac's Big Sur Dreams -- and Nightmares -- are Memorialized in New DVD/CDnew

F-Stop/Atlantic Records is honoring the 40th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's death on Oct. 21, 1969 with the release of a 98-minute documentary and accompanying CD about Big Sur, both titled One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Stuart Thornton  |  10-15-2009  |  Books

Kerouac and Burroughs's Lost Noir is Published At Lastnew

The publication of And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, the last known unpublished manuscript by any of the Founding Fathers of the Beat Generation, had to wait for the death of Lucien Carr.
Boston Phoenix  |  George Kimball  |  10-23-2008  |  Fiction

Road Fatigue: The Beat Generation in the Rearview Mirrornew

Along with all the writers who come after them, I am indebted to the Beats for their invigoration of the arts, for shattering the molds and enlarging the realm of what can be printed, sung, painted, and said. There has been a progression since then, however. "Transgression," sometimes billed as the obligation of a true artist in the contemporary world, has become so widespread and predictable that it seems almost tame -- trendy transgressive, if you will.
The Texas Observer  |  A.G. Mojtabai  |  07-24-2008  |  Books

In Search of Kerouacnew

As we approach the first-edition anniversary of anti-luminary Jack Kerouac's On the Road, we stick out our thumb and ask: "Whither goest thou, America?" And a thoroughly Beat America answers: "Lowell." Plus a schedule of Kerouac celebrations.
Boston Phoenix  |  James Parker  |  08-30-2007  |  Books

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