Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jack Kerouac was here

This is the building, on West 20th Street, where Jack Kerouac, in 1951, wrote "On The Road."

I stood in front of the door today where he must have passed on so many days so many times.

And this is the southwest corner of West 20th Street where: "Dean, ragged in a motheaten overcoat he bought specially for the freezing temperatures of the East, walked off alone..."

"and the last I saw of him he rounded the corner of Seventh Avenue, eyes on the street ahead, and bent to it again."

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