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Occupy Literature: New York from Melville to the Beats
9 Oct 2012 // 6:14 PM
Before Occupy Wall Street rattled the money merchants, Herman Melville and the Beats shook the city's foundation with gumption and glee.
An Early Moan from the Great Moaner: Jack Kerouac's 'The Sea Is My Brother'
19 Jun 2012 // 6:15 PM
Jack Kerouac’s greatest achievement is the creation of the most compassionate of 20th century literatures; not just the adolescent fraternalisms or calls for equality, but the glee of rushing down the mountain with the good news, or as the good news, curious about humanity, forgiving, ready to report well and true.
'Big Sur' Brings Kerouac to the Screen with Fury and Force
27 Jan 2014 // 9:10 PM
Michael Polish's adaptation of Jack Kerouac's novel is a perfect example of how a flowing, Beat classic can be transcribed to the screen with its spirit intact.
'The Typewriter is Holy': The Beat Generation Put to Paper
26 May 2011 // 4:59 PM
Bill Morgan’s success here is the documentation of Allen Ginsberg’s development from a shy and desperate young man, eager to please his charismatic peers, to a strong and assured figure, involved with developing the careers of his fellow artists.
The Discovery of the Identity of Jack Kerouac's 'Watermelon Man'
10 Sep 2010 // 1:00 AM
Who was the watermelon man of Jack Kerouac's great Lowell-fantasy novel, 'Dr. Sax'?
Nine Booze-Soaked Books
17 Sep 2009 // 8:37 AM
Putting aside obvious selections like Charles R. Jackson’s The Lost Weekend, Malcolm Lowry’s harrowing Under the Volcano, or essentially anything written by Charles
Commentary: Not the Same ‘On the Road’ Or Time
10 Jan 2013 // 6:30 AM
Time is a key element in Jack Kerouac’s novel “On the Road.” “We know time,” the protagonist Dean Moriarty (based on Kerouac’s friend
Jack Kerouac’s ‘The Sea Is My Brother’ is finally published in its entirety
29 Mar 2012 // 5:35 AM
First the good news: Jack Kerouac’s “lost” novel “The Sea Is My Brother” (Da Capo, $23) isn’t entirely unreadable. In fact, the book — written