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from The Atlantic

Reviews On the Road in 1957: 'Most Readable'

On the 57th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's novel, On the Road -a review piece from our archives (via The Atlantic)

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac-- Because I think its better than On the Road, but I love a good spiritual journey

Early 1957, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg travelled to Tangier to join William S Burroughs; their mission to assemble and edit Burroughs’ many fragments of work to form a  ‘readable’ Naked Lunch manuscript.  Kerouac arrived early and, during a break from socializing with Burroughs (the ‘old familiar lunatic’), wrote to Lucien Carr and his wife Francesca in order to update them on the project’s progress. That handwritten letter is a fascinating account of Burroughs’ behavior in his prime.

from BuzzFeed

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