Kerouac’s “Old Angel Midnight” to be released as film!

Old Angel Midnight - Kerouac

[box style="info"]Happy April Fool's Day! Sorry for the prank. We couldn't resist.Can't imagine what an Old Angel Midnight would be like...probably unfilmable, right?But while you're here, you'd probably enjoy Gregory Stephenson's essay on Old Angel Midnight - or some of our other Beat articles and reviews.Or, check out Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard performing … [Read more...]

Earwitness Testimony: Sound and Sense, Word and Void in Jack Kerouac’s Old Angel Midnight

Old Angel Midnight

“the ineluctable modality of the audible” – James Joyce UlyssesSo much of Jack Kerouac’s writing seems impelled by an impatience with all verbal restraints and by an urgent purpose that strains to push and pivot, dodge and drive – like the star running back Kerouac once was – past syntax and grammar and language itself in order to touch a truth beyond language. Nowhere in … [Read more...]