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Reads tagged with “Jack Kerouac”

New York Diaries: 400 Years of Great Writers’ Reflections on a Great City
New York Diaries: 400 Years of Great Writers’ Reflections on a Great City

What Jack Kerouac’s existential divide has to do with earmuffs, 9/11, and Edison’s “mechanical mind.”

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The Paris Review Archival Interviews: 10 Favorite Quotes
The Paris Review Archival Interviews: 10 Favorite Quotes

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Writing Without Words: Visualizing Jack Kerouac’s On The Road
Writing Without Words: Visualizing Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

Literature as a canvas, a book as a living organism, and rhythm as a texture.

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From Jack Kerouac to Ayn Rand: Iconic Writers on Symbolism, 1963
From Jack Kerouac to Ayn Rand: Iconic Writers on Symbolism, 1963

A Rorschach Test with a spine, or what the art of fluid writing has to do with salt.

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One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur
One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur

What literary genius has to do with indie music icons, a cabin, and San Francisco.

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