Tuesday, October 23, 2012

News at Eleven (Back Page): It was a month beloved of [Jack] Kerouac

himself, who wrote at the close of the first act of On the Road, "I was going home in October. Everybody goes home in October."

Home, for Jean-Louis Kerouac, was Lowell, a small mill-town in Massachusetts where he was born and where his gravestone has sat, with the message "He honored life", since his death in . . . October, of course, 21 October 1969.

This October seems particularly Kerouackian.

from The Guardian: Jack Kerouac's Octoberish magic
then Rolling Stone: Jack Kerouac's Lost 'Beat Generation' Play Premieres


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