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DOOR WIDE OPEN: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958.

KEROUAC, Jack and Joyce Johnson.

Verlag: Viking, 2000., 2000
ISBN 10: 0670890405 / ISBN 13: 9780670890408
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Titel: DOOR WIDE OPEN: A Beat Love Affair in ...

Verlag: Viking, 2000.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

Einband: Hardcover

Auflage: 1st Edition

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182 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Notes. Index. Introduction and Commentary by Joyce Johnson. Reveals Kerouac’s tender bond with a woman who shared his passion for writing and a woman’s vivid picture of being young and Beat in the otherwise gawdawful 50s. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A-174179

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Inhaltsangabe: On a blind date in Greenwich Village set up by Allen Ginsberg, Joyce Johnson (then Joyce Glassman) met Jack Kerouac in January 1957, nine months before he became famous overnight with the publication of On the Road. She was an adventurous, independent-minded twenty-one-year-old; Kerouac was already running on empty at thirty-five. This unique book, containing the many letters the two of them wrote to each other, reveals a surprisingly tender side of Kerouac. It also shares the vivid and unusual perspective of what it meant to be young, Beat, and a woman in the Cold War fifties. Reflecting on those tumultuous years, Johnson seamlessly interweaves letters and commentary, bringing to life her love affair with one of American letters' most fascinating and enigmatic figures.

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