"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Kerouac's Original Scroll-Draft of On the Road


Will be published by Viking, pub. date August 16. Apparently, it's a lot racier than the final version first published 50 years ago, and less polished but with more raw energy. Seems there's no end to material from the King of the Beats. What took them so long?

2 comments:

ERiCA said...

Ooh, very cool. I'll have to check it out! =)

Zen of Writing said...

I might force myself to wait for the paperback -- it seems inappropriate, somehow to read Kerouac in hardcover. Maybe it's me?