Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Great Regulars: In her remarkable new biography,

The Voice Is All, Joyce Johnson shows that in fact that voice was saying: Here, this is how I became an American. Drawing on far better access to Kerouac's journals and papers than a biographer has ever had, she peels back the layers of mythology that have encrusted themselves to Kerouac to reveal a man wracked with contradictions, a man who hated and fought these divisions desperately, until he found a sound that could make a haunting American music out of embracing them.

from John Freeman: The Barnes and Noble Review: The Voice Is All


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