March 12th is the anniversary of Jack Kerouac's birth

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March 12th is the anniversary of Jack Kerouac's birth

Unread postby fansmom » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:29 pm

March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969

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Unread postby chachacheenie » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:14 pm

Happy Birthday Jack!!! The world is a different place because of you!!!
Eenie Meenie cha cha cheenie!

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Unread postby Endora » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:36 pm

New to me, and I am so pleased to know that! He will always hold a special place in literature to me.

And as well as that, a delightful co-incidence, today is the birthday of my other absolute favourite in so many ways, Pete Doherty. Nice that a talent for language goes with the day.
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Unread postby Boo-Radley » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:19 am

Thanks fansmom. :thanks!: I'm day late, but happy belated Jack. :birthdayballoon:

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Unread postby Anna » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:41 am

Endora wrote:New to me, and I am so pleased to know that! He will always hold a special place in literature to me.

And as well as that, a delightful co-incidence, today is the birthday of my other absolute favourite in so many ways, Pete Doherty. Nice that a talent for language goes with the day.


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Talent for language and a yearning for freedom. Anne Frank, who also had a literary talent and a great yearning for freedom, died on March 12, aged 15 in Auschwitz.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:53 pm

A significant day in history to be sure. It just so happens the OTR scroll is currently in Austin. I'm hoping to go and see it this weekend.
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Unread postby b.p. olive » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:19 pm

I thought the scroll was to be vaulted after December 31st 2007! So it's still out and about?? Would you happen to know where it's going next? And would you have happened to see it and/or take a picture of it?

I've been doing a research project on On the Road and Jack Kerouac, so both have become firmly embedded in my head, and I'm sure I've barely scratched the surface. With that in mind, I'm utterly stunned that Jack's birthday came and went and I didn't even notice. :-/
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:53 pm

b.p., see the schedule below. I don't know if photos are allowed but if so I will definitely take one and post it on this thread.


2007
Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Lowell, Massachusetts
June 15 – October 14
Lowell National Historical Park
"On The Road" Exhibition

New York Public Library
New York, New York
November 9 – February 22 (2008)

2008
University of Texas, Austin – Harry Ransom Center
March 7 – May 31

Indianapolis Museum of Art
July 2 – September 28

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts
October 3 – November 30

University of Birmingham (England)
December 14 – January 29 (2009)

2009
University College, Dublin, Ireland
February 5 – March 31

It is also tentatively scheduled for Sept. 16 through Nov. 20 at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Cincinnati.
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Unread postby b.p. olive » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:44 am

England and Ireland! The scroll is going to be traveling as much as Jack himself did. I don't think that man ever stopped for very long. Jack Kerouac's family moved about 20 times (if I recall correctly) when he was a kid. When I read that, I thought it was a bit interesting, considering the number of times Johnny's family moved when he was a kid.

Anyway . . .

Thanks much, for the schedule, DeppInTheHeartOfTexas. I appreciate it. :cool:
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:29 am

You're welcome! I wish we still had our entire ONBC discussion of On The Road in our archives. :-/
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Unread postby Endora » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:35 pm

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:You're welcome! I wish we still had our entire ONBC discussion of On The Road in our archives. :-/


Whatever happened to that, DITHOT?
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Unread postby Liz » Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:30 pm

Wow! What a significant day March 12 was! I'm sorry I missed it, but I was visiting DITHOT, where we were OTR, Texas style.

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DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:You're welcome! I wish we still had our entire ONBC discussion of On The Road in our archives. :-/


Whatever happened to that, DITHOT?

We were in the middle of our OTR discussion when the Zone moved and became its current self. Thus a few questions are in the Archives, but not many, and no tidbits. :bawl: I really wish we had my original Beat Tour. And I don't have any of this on my computer because it crashed that Fall; and all was lost. :-/
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