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Jonah Raskin : Jack Kerouac’s ‘Mishmash’ Life

Jack Kerouac. Photo by Tom Polumbo, circa 1956. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Jack Kerouac’s ‘mishmash’ lifeand his biographers None of Kerouac’s biographers are as concise as he was, none of them as poetical as he, and none of them as unapologetic … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Jack Kerouac’s ‘Mishmash’ Life

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Kerouac Biographer and Ex-Lover Joyce Johnson

Jack Kerouac and Joyce Johnson, New York City, late ’50s. Image from The Duluoz Legend. Inset below: Joyce Johnson.Joyce Johnson:A portrait of the biographer as ex-lover By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 5, 2012 “I don’t really … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Kerouac Biographer and Ex-Lover Joyce Johnson

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Gerald Nicosia on Kerouac and the Beats

Visions of Kerouac: Gerald Nicosia. Photo illustration by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Beats are back bigger than before: A Rag Blog interview withKerouac scholar Gerald Nicosia By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | April 16, 2012 For decades, … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Gerald Nicosia on Kerouac and the Beats

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Thorne Dreyer : Journalist, Author, and ‘Investigative Poet’ John Ross (1938-2011)

The late great John Ross.Farewell to our great friend John Ross See “Los Muertos,” a poem by John Ross, Below. By Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog / January 18, 2011 Yesterday I received an email with the following message: … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : Journalist, Author, and ‘Investigative Poet’ John Ross (1938-2011)

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Frank Bardacke : John Ross Had All the Right Enemies

John Ross, 1938-2011. Photo by Marcia Perskie, courtesy of Michael James, Heartland Cafe, Chicago.All the right enemies:Farewell to the utterly unique John Ross By Frank Bardacke / CounterPunch / January 18, 2011 John’s gone. John Ross. I doubt that we … finish reading Frank Bardacke : John Ross Had All the Right Enemies

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Paul Buhle : Pekar and Kupferberg were Oblique Jewish Intellectuals

Harvey Pekar (left) in 2003, and Tuli Kupferberg in 1968. Photos from Getty Images / Forward.Harvey Pekar and Tuli Kupferberg:They looked at the world from an oblique angle By Paul Buhle / The Rag Blog / July 28, 2010 See … finish reading Paul Buhle : Pekar and Kupferberg were Oblique Jewish Intellectuals

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Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs : Rock’s Inner City Shaman

Tuli Kupferberg. Image from The Poetry Project.Beat poet, humanist, political mystic, rock star:The Fugs’ Tuli Kupferberg dies at 86 Despite all my waspy-whitebread cultural upbringing I fell in love with this individual immediately, even though he was probably the ugliest … finish reading Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs : Rock’s Inner City Shaman

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Jonah Raskin : Robbing Jack Kerouac With a Fountain Pen

Jack Kerouac. Photo by Tom Palumbo.Robbery:The ongoing legal battle for Control of Jack Kerouac’s literary estate By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / August 5, 2009 Woody Guthrie was right. Some will rob you with a six-gun, some with … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Robbing Jack Kerouac With a Fountain Pen

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Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns 90

Photo of Lawrence Ferlinghetti by Deanne Fitzmaurice / SF Chronicle.Catching up with Lawrence Ferlinghetti ‘Oldies such as myself talk about the good old days with nostalgia since that was when they were young and beautiful (and full of testosterone).’ — … finish reading Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns 90

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LITERATURE : Road Fatigue

The Beat Generation in the rearview mirrorBy A.G. Mojtabai / July 11, 2008 Even from a distance, it was easy to guess that the clerk with the bowed head at BookPeople was reading behind the counter. Face to face, she … finish reading LITERATURE : Road Fatigue

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