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Door wide open : a beat love affair in letters, 1957-1958

Author: Jack Kerouac; Joyce Johnson
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On a blind date in Greenwich Village set up by Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac met Joyce Glassman. This unique book, containing the many letters the two of them wrote to each other whenever Jack was in transit, reveals a surprising side of Kerouac - his capacity for forming a tender bond with a woman who shared his passion for writing. It also gives us a vivid and immediate picture from the female perspective of what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Love letters
Correspondence
Correspondance
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Door wide open.
New York : Viking, 2000
(OCoLC)606293318
Online version:
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Door wide open.
New York : Viking, 2000
(OCoLC)607905729
Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Joyce Johnson; Joyce Johnson; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Joyce Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac; Joyce Johnson
ISBN: 0670890405 9780670890408 0141001879 9780141001876
OCLC Number: 42771995
Description: xxvi, 182 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jack Kerouac and Joyce Johnson ; with an introduction and commentary by Joyce Johnson.

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Letters between the avatar of the Beat Generation and a woman who shared his passion for writing reveal Kerouac's surprisingly tender side and offers a picture of the defiant bohemia of the Cold War  Read more...

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