[Item #5729] The Kerouac Connection No. 26 (Tenth Anniversary Issue, Spring 1994). Mitchell J. Smith, Rod Anstee, Daniel Barth, Curtis Buddenhagen, Ray Clark Dickson, Michael C. Ford, Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, James Morton, Gerald Nicosia, Stan Tysell, Stan Williams.
The Kerouac Connection No. 26 (Tenth Anniversary Issue, Spring 1994)
The Kerouac Connection No. 26 (Tenth Anniversary Issue, Spring 1994)

The Kerouac Connection No. 26 (Tenth Anniversary Issue, Spring 1994)

Escondido, CA: The Kerouac Connection, 1994. First Printing. Staplebound. “Jack Kerouac ends each of his books, no matter how filled with tragedy, how filled with sorrow, on a high note. You get that elevated feeling at the end of every one of his books. It’s a beautiful thing, but not always true. I am being irreverent, hopefully in a good way here, in suggesting that maybe Jack was fooling himself a little bit. Maybe he was fooling us. Jack always wrote about illusion. There was a certain illusion created there. In a way, it's a beautiful thing, but the truth is often different than that high note which he ends on.” (Gerald Nicosia, "Jack Kerouac: An American Tragedy?," Kerouac Connection pg 17). Kerouac lovers rejoice! The long sought after and often elusive tenth anniversary issue of the “The Kerouac Connection,” Dave Moore’s charming Jack Kerouac-focused periodical, has arrived. The rogues gallery of Kerouac scholars and enthusiasts that fill this volume is enough to warm even the coldest of Beat-enthusiasts hearts. James Morton, former editor of the KC, gives a nostalgic and warm account of the history of the “Kerouac Connection”; Gerald Nicosia, foremost among Kerouac scholars, offers an excerpt from his speech “Jack Kerouac: An American Tragedy?” delivered at the Whistler Museum in Lowell, MA in 93’; poets: Michael C. Ford, Stan Tysell, Stan Williams, and Curtis Buddemhagen all offer proper Kerouac-esque poems that ole Duluoz himself would surely appreciate. And last, but certainly not least, editor Mitchell Smith introduces this issue with a lovely editor's note about not only the history of the KC, but also introducing himself as the new editor of the publication. A lovely volume for any and all lovers of not just Kerouac, but of Beat literary history as well. Small-format literary magazine-journal in stapled wrappers: the first and only printing of this Kerouac-themed periodical. From the collection of Kevin Ring, publisher of Beat Scene magazine & other indispensable productions (many available here), & our good friend. In very fine condition with only minute shelf-wear, bumping to fine-edges & corners of front, back covers; hushed pronouncements of rusting, bleeding to staples, & accompanying slight flecks of bleeding at/near/orbiting same. Very Fine. [Item #5729]

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