Research, Research, Research

29 May


Just a few of the books we’ve been using as research for Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road.”


5 Responses to “Research, Research, Research”

  1. JHaeske May 29, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Why ‘Cannery Row’ Stephanie? It will be one of the next books I will be reading, maybe I’ll understand better then.

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos May 29, 2013 at 11:55 am #

      Kerouac referred to Steinbeck in letters and in his journals. He also spent significant time in Monterrey County, which is where Steinbeck lived and is where Cannery Row is based. When I visited the area I read both Cannery Row and Kerouac’s Big Sur. It fascinating to compare their styles and content.

      • JHaeske May 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

        Ah yes, of course Big Sur, how could I forget that. Thanks S.
        Reading ‘East of Eden’ a few months ago I couldn’t help thinking that Steinbeck was actually a much better writer than Kerouac (shame on me, I know) – in any case ‘East of Eden’ is probably the best book I ever read.

      • Stephanie Nikolopoulos May 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

        Shame on me — I haven’t read East of Eden It will have to be one of my summer reads. Admittedly it took me several tries to find a Steinbeck book I liked as Of Mice and Men and some others were not my taste. But I greatly enjoyed Cannery Row and Travels with Charley.


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