421 W. 118th Street

Kerouac’s the wife Edie Parker lived in this building in late 1943 and 1944 with Joan Adams (who later became William S. Burroughs partner). Kerouac was introduced here to Burroughs by Lucien Carr as well as to Allen Ginsberg – so in short it was one of the centers of Beat-life for a while.

(Facts borrowed from Bill Morgan’s ‘The Beat Generation in New York)

One Response to “421 W. 118th Street”
  1. m lewis redford says:

    fascinating – sitting around in a room, nothing momentous happening, but excited faces holding each others thoughts as they leap-frog over each other – in one of these rooms in this building …

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