Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No.’s 16-17, 18-19 (The “On the Road" Double Issue of Summer 1986 & the “Ketchup Too!” Double Issue of Fall 1987). Joy Walsh, Jack Kerouac.
Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No.’s 16-17, 18-19 (The “On the Road" Double Issue of Summer 1986 & the “Ketchup Too!” Double Issue of Fall 1987)
Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No.’s 16-17, 18-19 (The “On the Road" Double Issue of Summer 1986 & the “Ketchup Too!” Double Issue of Fall 1987)
Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No.’s 16-17, 18-19 (The “On the Road" Double Issue of Summer 1986 & the “Ketchup Too!” Double Issue of Fall 1987)
Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No.’s 16-17, 18-19 (The “On the Road" Double Issue of Summer 1986 & the “Ketchup Too!” Double Issue of Fall 1987)

Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No.’s 16-17, 18-19 (The “On the Road" Double Issue of Summer 1986 & the “Ketchup Too!” Double Issue of Fall 1987)

Clarence Center, NY: Moody Street Irregulars, 1986-1987. First Printings. Stapled Wrappers. "The first thought I had about Jack Kerouac as one 'out of sync with the rich' was when reading 'The Dharma Bums,' in which I happened to have what some think of as a more significant role than Snyder--though I wouldn't know why--and in which Jack observes that Gary, in eating at a restaurant in Bridgeport, California, a nowhere tiny county seat east of the Sierra, wasn't comfortable because it was a 'nice' restaurant, which it wasn't, and it raised the question to me as to whether Jack had any experience with 'garcon, maître, sommelier, plongeur,' etc. Later on, after that smallish mountain trip, Jack said that he had ended a marriage because he could only offer peanut-butter sandwiches. Much later, I came to understand that this referred to his first wife, whose family is understood to be wealthy. So, I came to think of Jack as a person who hadn't had much contact with the life of the wealthy and who hadn't thought about it. / ... / I am reminded of his continually being irritated by people who wouldn't listen and who would scoff, as, for example, when he spoke pridefully of traveling on the L.A. Zipper, which is a first-class freight train..." (John Montgomery, from his piece in Issue No. 16-17 of MSI). Offered here is yet another essential bundle of the Jack Kerouac-themed publication helmed by the late Joy Walsh, "Moody Street Irregulars." As the long, wonderful quote by the ever-opinionated John Montgomery has taken up much of the available "real estate" of this curation, we will now list a few prime cuts from each abundant issue, beginning with Issue No. 16-17. Delights from Issue No. 18-19 include "Friendships on the Road" by Andrew M. Ross; "Neal Cassady and the Origins of Spontaneous Prose" by Nelson Eddy; "Jack and Norman: From the Journals of John Clellon Holmes"; & "Kerouac in Carolina" by Alex Albright. Delights from Issue No. 18-19 include "Kenneth Rexroth: American Humor and Radical Machismo" by Marc Manganaro; "Norman Podhoretz's War on Kerouac: Enough Already" by Dennis King; "Just Tell Them I'm Not Short and Stocky and I Don't Have a Gravelly Voice--A Memoir of Joe Chaput" by esteemed Kerouac biographer Gerald Nicosia; the above-quoted "Out of Sync with the Rich" by John Montgomery; and 4 pieces by or about the then-recently deceased George Montgomery, another friend of Kerouac's. View the images which accompany this listing (particularly the back covers of both issues) to see the virtually overflowing Contents Lists in full. All this and more in the big-bang-for-your-buck bundles of Moody Street Irregulars, the Joy Walsh-edited (and Jack Kerouac-focused) Beat periodical. Be sure to search “Moody Street Irregulars” in the Search Engine of the Third Mind Books site to browse our complete MSI holdings. Magazine(s) in stapled wrappers, the first and only printing(s) of this Kerouac-centered sequence of rarities. As the previous owner sticker-address on the back cover of both issues suggests, these copies of MSI are from the collection of James Perrizo (1944-2006), an important scholar & collector who specialized in the Beat Generation & was at one time the assistant to Edie Parker, Jack Kerouac's first wife. Both issues in very fine condition with only slightest shelf wear to fine-edges, corners & the aforementioned address stickers on center-middle of back covers nearest topmost fine-edge [as pictured], else pristine. Very Fine. [Item #4802]

Price: $50.00