Dave U. Random
2010-07-22 17:30:59 UTC
flair, if not self-promotion. Kerouac appeared to drift soon after
the 1950s into drink and solitude. The depth of their development
as friends but especially as writers has never been shown more
clearly than in this stunning new collection, "Jack Kerouac and
Allen Ginsberg: The Letters" (Amazon: http://xrl.us/KGletters ).
Consisting of about 200 letters, the book is large and comes with
few notes. The letters are sometimes long but almost infallibly
interesting. Ginsberg biographer Bill Morgan and David Stanford, a
longtime editor at Viking, provide readers with a volume as
illuminating as it is indispensable for understanding these writers
and their work...