Following the recent news of the resurfacing of the near-legendary “Joan Anderson Letter” from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac, which gave us On The Road in its current form, Profiles in History, the auction house selling the letter, is hosting a media event on the morning of December 1st at “The Heart of The Beat Generation’s […]
An Associated Press report has highlighted the auctioning of an unique literary document that allegedly jumpstarted the development of the U.S. Beat Generation and altered the course of American literature forever – “Neal Cassady’s infamous ‘Joan Anderson Letter,’ written to American literary revolutionary Jack Kerouac on December 17, 1950,” as the press release from auction house […]
An interesting new ebook project based on pervasive modern technology just appeared – a 66-page free ebook by German student Gregor Weichbrodt entitled On the Road for 17,527 Miles, and tracing Jack Kerouac‘s epic On The Road narrative – through Google Maps driving directions. “The exact and approximate spots Kerouac traveled and described are taken [...]
There was a time when, throwing back a pint or two at McSorley’s or Kettle of Fish in Greenwich Village, you’d be likely to rub elbows with the likes of e.e. cummings, Jack Kerouac or Washington Irving. This month, we take you on a tour of legendary literary watering holes in the Village. We plan to pay an actual visit during our Publishing Business Conference Pub Crawl. Who knows, we may stumble across a future bestselling author!
In the good old, bad old days of book publishing, screaming matches happened in public, not online; the boss' philandering was an open secret never leaked to the press, and authors actually had to turn in their manuscripts in order to get money out of their publisher. It is a testament to Boris Kachka that "Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus & Giroux" is as engrossing as a biography of any major cultural icon. Fresh out of the Navy, Roger Straus,
Yes, I was male suburban cliché: Like thousands of other disaffected middle-class white kids before me (and many more after, I’m sure), I discovered Jack Kerouac’s On the Road in high school—I’m proud to say I still own the very same copy I picked up at a long-since shuttered Borders Books in McMurray, Penna. It [...]