Sunday, December 2, 2018

New book about Los Angeles includes a Kerouac mention

A new book edited by David Kipen, Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters 1542 to 2018, seeks to provide various perspectives on Los Angeles via diaries and letters from 1542 to present day. According to this review in the NY Times, our boy Jack Kerouac is included in the mix. I don't know which Kerouac letter or journal is referenced, but it has something to do with drinking "'jumbo beers' in the hot sun." Maybe some astute reader can put their finger on the reference and let us know.


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Anonymous said...

I'm thinking the "jumbo beers" is from Big Sur. Seems to ring a bell that it is from the section where Jack, Neal, and some others went to a restaurant with a general and his family. RM

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

Now if only I had the whole canon digitized I could easily search for it.