On the Shelf
Beat Letters, Literary Ink
September 18, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
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.”