The Cassady-Kerouac “Joan Anderson letter” – “the seminal piece of literature of the Beat Generation” rediscovered

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Catalog cover for the upcoming (December 17 2014) auction of the Golden Goose Press Archive Collection at Profiles in History, Calabasas, California

The legendary Joan Anderson letter (the Beat Generation’s so-called “holy grail”)  has emerged! – in its entirety! – after a sixty-or-more year hiatus! 

AP’s John Rogers reports today that the “16,000 (word) amphetamine-fueled stream-of-consciousness” note to Jack Kerouac from Neal Cassady will be part of a December 17 auction at Joe Maddalena‘s Southern California auction house, Profiles in History.

 “It’s the seminal piece of literature of the Beat Generation”, Maddalena is quoted as saying, “and there are … Read More