Tuesday, October 21, 2014

jack kerouac died 45 years ago today :(

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

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