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Kerouac: Visions of Lowell (FOREWARD)
“Kerouac made Lowell Sacred by his attention to it, as Homer did the walls of Troy, as Dante his Florence, as Blake his London, as Pound his Venice, as W.C. Williams his Patterson, as Thomas Wolfe his Asheville — so any later illumination of the site flashes with sacred fascination.” — Allen Ginsberg

Portrait of John J Dorfner
Kerouac in Rocky Mount, N.C.
There’s still one detail regarding Jack Kerouac’s time in Rocky Mount to settle … and that’s the fate of the house on West Mount Drive where he lived in the mid-1950s with his sister, Nin. It’s referred to as “Big Easonburg Woods” in his work, as that was how the crossroads was known then.— Marion Blackburn, The Sonic Agency, Greenville, NC  Full Story

The Road to Rocky Mount
Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" has never gone out of print since it was published Sept 5, 1957. It still sells 100,000 copies a year. Young people, as well as those young at heart look toward this book as a must-read. Kerouac described America once as one big backyard, one he loved to wander in, from yard to yard, just seeing what everyone was doing, and to join the party that was going on. And the wild, sad, mystical book describing Kerouac and Neal Cassady -- a cowboy and a football player -- in an automobile cruising the highways, cities and towns of America in search of "it" actually started in Eastern North Carolina, in Rocky Mount. — John J Dorfner  Full Story
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