Following The Dharma Bums To Matterhorn Peak (Pt.1)

As described in this post The Dharma Bums has always been a special book for me and it ranks right up there with On The Road and The Town And The City as one of my favorite books of his. The description of the trip to Bridgeport in the eastern Sierra Nevada and the ‘big … Continue reading

Remembering Jack Kerouac

Originally posted on Stephanie Nikolopoulos:
? Jack Kerouac March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969 Jack Kerouac was only forty-seven years old when he passed away. The day before he died, he’d been drinking whiskey and writing at his home in St. Petersburg, Florida, when he suddenly felt ill. He called out to his wife,…

The Dharma Bums, Chapter 34

… , I realized, ‘there is no answer.’ I didn’t know anything any more, I didn’t care, and it didn’t matter, and suddenly I felt really free. The Dharma Bums, Chapter 34

M & M Cigar Store, Butte, Montana

According the Butte America website on which I found the following quote, Jack Kerouac stopped by the M&M Cigar Store  one time. I can’t say when exactly that was, as I don’t know if and when he actually made it this way, but he certainly wrote about Montana quite a few times. It was published … Continue reading

Stuart, Iowa

Where Jack Kerouac ‘took one little walk along the lonely brickwalls illuminated by one lamp, with the prairie brooding at the end of each little street and the smell of corn like dew in the night.’ and ‘… where years later Neal and I were stopped for suspicion in what looked like a stolen Cadillac’. … Continue reading

Jack Kerouac : The Town And The City

Jack Kerouac :  The Town And The City (1950 Harcourt Brace) I don’t really see this post as a book review as such – a lot has been written about Kerouac’s work by people who can do this much better than I ever could, so I just want to share a few thoughts about The … Continue reading

Burning Furiously Beautiful The True Story Of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

Burning Furiously Beautiful  – The True Story Of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road Paul Maher Jr. & Stephanie Nikolopoulos I head to wait a long time to finally get a copy of Burning Furiously Beautiful, especially since I was determined to wait for the print edition (the ebook one was published a bit earlier). Haven’t … Continue reading

‘The Trickster In Ginsberg’ by Katherine C. Mead-Brewer

I am not sure how I first stumbled upon ‚The Trickster In Ginsberg’ by Baltimore based writer Katherine C Mead-Brewer, but the title immediately caught my attention as Allen Ginsberg’s life and work are intrinsically tied to that of Jack Kerouac and some of his poems are amongst the most beautiful I know. But its … Continue reading

My nominations for the Liebster Award

Further to my last post, here are my nominations for the Liebster Award. 01. Prairie Heart : http://prairieheartgypsysoul.wordpress.com/ 02: Humming House With A View: http://humminghousewithaview.com/ 03. Jason Henderson : http://jasonhendersonca.wordpress.com/ 04. Elmer Gantry : http://elmergantry.wordpress.com/ 05. A Touch Of Yellow in New York : http://atouchofyellowinnyc.wordpress.com/ 06. Sleeping Elephant : http://aewallaceblog.wordpress.com/ 07: Creative Portsmouth: http://creativeportsmouth.wordpress.com/ 08: Green … Continue reading

Retracing Jack Kerouac nominated for the Liebster Award

I messed up my previous attempt of reblogging the post by Katherine C Mead-Brewer so I am posting it again – here’s the link to Katherine’s fine blog Writing Reconsidered (more information about that coming soon on Retracing Jack Kerouac): http://howlinghowl.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nominated-for-the-liebster-award/ As the rules stipulate that you nominate 10 other blogs with less than 200 … Continue reading