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Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958

Kerouac, Jack; Johnson, Joyce

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ISBN 10: 0670890405 / ISBN 13: 9780670890408
Published by Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2000
Used Condition Fine Hard Cover
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On a blind date in Greenwich Village set up by Allen Ginsberg, Joyce Johnson (then Joyce Glassman) met Jack Kerouac in January 1957, nine months before he became famous overnight with the publication of On the Road. She was an adventurous, independent-minded twenty-one-year-old; Kerouac was already running on empty at thirty-five. This unique book, containing the many letters the two of them wrote to each other, reveals a surprisingly tender side of Kerouac. It also shares the vivid and unusual perspective of what it meant to be young, Beat, and a woman in the Cold War fifties. Reflecting on those tumultuous years, Johnson seamlessly interweaves letters and commentary, bringing to life her love affair with one of American letters' most fascinating and enigmatic figures.
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Title: Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in ...

Publisher: Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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