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Evergreen Review Reader: 1957-1966

“A rich selection of articles, stories, book extracts, poems, plays, cartoons, and covers from the first decade of America’s premier avant-garde magazine of the 50’s and 60’s (Evergreen Review lasted until 1973, but its importance as an iconoclastic voice waned … Continue reading

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Mel Lyman and the Lyman Family

The Fort Hill Community by Mel Lyman “The material on this site is controversial. Almost all of it is from published sources, but in many cases the accuracy – the truth – of the content has been disputed. Was that … Continue reading

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Artist Ed Ruscha Reads From Jack Kerouac’s On the Road in a Short Film Celebrating His 1966 Photos of the Sunset Strip

“In 1956, the Pop artist Ed Ruscha left Oklahoma City for Los Angeles. ‘I could see I was just born for the job’ of an artist, he would later say, ‘born to watch paint dry.’ The comment encapsulates Ruscha’s ironic … Continue reading

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White Horse Tavern

1961 “The White Horse Tavern, located in New York City‘s borough of Manhattan at Hudson Street and 11th Street, is known for its 1950s and 1960s Bohemian culture. It is one of the few major gathering-places for writers and artists … Continue reading

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Another Side of Kerouac: The Dharma Bum as Sports Nut

“Almost all his life Jack Kerouac had a hobby that even close friends and fellow Beats like Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs never knew about. He obsessively played a fantasy baseball game of his own invention, charting the exploits … Continue reading

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Ken Kesey on the Lam, Voice Goes to 15 cents!

“Where is novelist Ken Kesey? It has been months and still no word on him. Not since O. Henry, 70 years ago, has an American literary figure taken it on the lam after getting into trouble with the law. O. … Continue reading

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The Jack Kerouac Collection

“This triple-disc box set is centered on the reissue and restoration of Jack Kerouac‘s three long-players: Poetry for the Beat Generation (1959), Blues and Haikus (1959), as well as Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation(1960). The Jack Kerouac … Continue reading

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