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Beat Letters, Literary Ink

September 18, 2012 | by

  • Check out this letter from Jack Kerouac to his editor, in which the Beat presses for publication of On the Road.
  • Librarians with literary tattoos!
  • While we’re at it, writers in underpants. (No exclamation mark.)
  • Books You’ve Never Heard of By Authors You Have. (Spoiler: you may have actually heard of a few of them, but you get the idea.)
  • An audio version [of Gravity’s Rainbow] does exist, though it came from the time of cassettes, not MP3s. The book was recorded in 1986 by George Guidall … it runs to 34 hours.”
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    1. Joe Carlson | September 18, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Thanks for the indirect tip on The Beach at Falesá by Robert Louis Stevenson. Though the season for “beach books” has passed, I will definitely check it out.

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