Saturday, January 16, 2021

Happy Birthday to Kerouac friend, Alan Harrington


We remembered writer Alan Harrington back in May -- you can read that by clicking HERE. Today, January 16, is his birthday (1919). 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 still haven't read any of his work, but it's on my (long) list of things to do.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Harrington.

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