Thursday, October 28, 2004

"My first impression of Dean was of a young Gene Autry—trim, thin-hipped, blue-eyed, with a real Oklahoma accent—a sideburned hero of the snowy West. In fact he'd just been working on a ranch, Ed Wall's in Colorado, before marrying Marylou and coming East."

—excerpt from On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Of course I had read On the Road years ago but recently I've found myself digging deeper into the Kerouac library and so far have consumed Desolation Angels and Big Sur and am working my way through the breathless Visions of Cody while on tap are The Subterraneans and Dharma Bums, so I'll be presenting some quotes from Road and some Kerouac links.

So to get started here is a huge link page of interesting Kerouac links for you to check out, along with the Wikipedia page for Road.

I recently discovered this nice literary blog. Neal Stephenson battles William Gibson in this slashdot article. You may also like the random design machine or some excellent photos from the New York 70's Music Scene.


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