Tuesday, October 21, 2014
jack kerouac died 45 years ago today, at the tragically young age of 47. five years ago, on the 40th anniversary of his death from the ravages of alcoholism, i posted a short piece that included a clip of kerouac reading from "october in the railroad earth" - an intensly appropriate work to remember him by. looking at that post now, the youtube clip has been deleted. so i'll take this opportunity to repost a similar clip:
i won't repeat the comments i posted 5 years ago (easy enough to read, if you're interested). but i will repeat that kerouac is easily my favorite writer - across any genre.
here's remembering my favorite fellaheen writer... still safe in heaven, 45 years and counting :D