|Alan Ansen in 1973|
We wrote a pretty lengthy piece remembering Alan Ansen on November 12 -- click HERE -- and today we are celebrating his birthday (January 23, 1922).
Born the same year as Jack Kerouac, Ansen met Kerouac through his association with W.H. Auden. Ansen appeared in several Kerouac works: as Rollo Greb in On The Road; Austin Bromberg in The Subterraneans; Irwin Swenson in Book of Dreams and Visions of Cody; Amadeus Baroque in Doctor Sax; and, Allen Ansen in Book of Sketches.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Ansen. We aspire to having "IT," like you obviously did (see my November 12 post above). Go go go . . . .