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Door Wide Open A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958

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ISBN-10: 0141001879

ISBN-13: 9780141001876

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Jack Kerouac, Joyce Johnson, Joyce Johnson, Joyce Johnson

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Book details

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. His first novel, The Town and the City, was published in 1950. He considered all of his "true story novels," including On the Road, to be chapters of "one vast book," his autobiographical Legend of Duluoz. He died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969 at the age of forty-seven.

Joyce Johnson, 1935 - Joyce Johnson was born in 1935, the daughter of a printer. At the age of eight her family moved to Manhattan, to an apartment that landed her in the middle of the Beat Movement at an early age. Johnson's parents wanted her to be a librettist, but she only ever had half her mind on the music. At the age of 16, Johnson was accepted to Barnard College, around the corner form her parent's apartment. There she befriended Elise Cowan, Allen Ginsberg's supposed girlfriend. The two became close friends, and Elise introduced her to the literary world of the Beat Movement. After a huge fight with her family over abandoning her music, Johnson left home. Allen Ginsberg introduced…