Monday, September 17, 2012

Kiss and tell …

… Jack Kerouac's ex-girlfriend lifts lid on beat novelist's rise and fall | Books | The Observer.

Joyce Johnson, an accomplished author, also dispels the myth that Kerouac's writing was effortlessly spontaneous. Where he claimed his novel On the Road was written in a blast of energy during three weeks in 1951 she recalls that he spent years revising his work and carefully crafted each paragraph.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds a bit like Coleridge and the myth (started by him) about Kubla Khan.