Thursday, January 16, 2020

Happy Birthday to Alan Harrington

We remembered writer Alan Harrington back in May -- you can read that by clicking here. Today, January 16, is his birthday (1918 or 1919 -- I see conflicting dates on-line). He appeared in several Kerouac novels: as Hal Hingham in On The Road; Early Wallington in Book of Dreams; and, Worthington in Book of Dreams (expanded edition).

Harrington introduced Jack Kerouac to John Clellon Holmes, no small matter given the deep friendship that ensued between them -- "brother souls" as my great friend Richard Marsh would point out.

An interesting blog post with info about Harrington is available here. I haven't read any of his work, but it's on my list of things to do.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Harrington.

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