Slate's Memories of Beat acquaintances, friends, lovers.
Read the original New York Times review that got Millstein fired, and "made" Kerouac, in his own words.
More from the New York Times, after changing their tune.
Books from exes: Joyce Johnson’s Minor Characters
Edie Kerouac Parker's You'll Be Okay
Carolyn Cassady's Off the Road
"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