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Empty Phantoms: Interviews and Encounters with Jack Kerouac (Paperback)

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Empty Phantoms: Collected Interviews with Jack Kerouac gathers together, for the first time in one volume, all known printed, recorded, and filmed interviews-including those celebrated, infamous, or obscure-with the acclaimed American writer and father of the Beats, Jack Kerouac. Editor Paul Maher, one of the leaders of Kerouac scholarship, has scoured newspapers to glean interviews unseen for decades.Although many top-notch journalists, from Mike Wallace to William F. Buckley, conducted the interviews, it is Kerouac who dominates the proceedings, with his energy, wit, passion, anger, astute insights, playfulness, literary integrity, and searching spirituality. Best of all, the interviews are replete with Kerouacisms like "walking on water wasn't built in a day, wisdom is heartless," and "pity dogs and forgive men," which have been a cherished aspect of Kerouac's literature.Beyond his own works, this living portrait of Kerouac isn't available anywhere else.This new addition has been published with added material. 1. Nashua Telegraph (February 13, 1951)2. First Reader of On the Road Manuscript: An Excerpt from the Journals of John Clellon Holmes3. Neal & Allen: Notes on a Conversation about Kerouac from the Journal of Allen Ginsberg, August 19544. Carolyn Cassady on Kerouac5. Village Voice (February 13, 1957)6. San Francisco Examiner (June 1957)7. Lowell Sun (September 15, 1957)8. Village Voice (September 18, 1957)9. New York Herald Tribune (September 22, 1957)10. Saturday Review (September 28, 1957)11. Saturday Review (September 1957)12. Village Voice (December 25, 1957)13. The Nation (January 4, 1958)14. New York Post (January 21, 1958)15. UPI syndicated (April 9, 1958)16. United Press Syndicate (July 13, 1958)17. San Francisco Examiner (October 5, 1958)18. WABC-TV (October 17, 1958)19. Village Voice (November 19, 1958)20. Lilliput (January 1959)21. New York Post (March 30, 1959)22. Lowell Sun (April 17, 1959)23. The Steve Allen Pontiac Show (January 16, 1959)24. Newsday (February 16, 1961)25. New York Daily News (December 14, 1961)26. The Great Rememberer: from Gone in October: Last Reflections on Jack Kerouac27. Lowell Sun (September 20, 1962)28. Lowell Sun (September 25, 1962)29. Lowell Sun (October 2, 1962)30. WCAP (October 1962)31. Lowell Sun (October 24, 1962)32. Lowell Sun (October 25, 1962)33. Press Release for Visions of Gerard (1963)34. A Strange Game of Baseball with a Legendary Writer - Stan Isaacs35. Lowell Sun (March 30, 1964)36. Long Island Newsday (July 18, 1964)37. Yarmouth Port Register - undated38. Sel de la Semaine (March 7, 1967)39. Paris Review (No.43, Summer 1968)40. from Talking in Tranquility: Interviews with Ted Berrigan, Bolinas, 199141. Boston Globe (August 1968)42. "Firing Line with William F. Buckley.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781796947533
ISBN-10: 1796947539
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: February 15th, 2019
Pages: 408
Language: English

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