#Jack Kerouac

Ian Scheffler:

Kerouac returned to the field the next fall, but didn’t stay long. He got a job at a Hartford gas station and started writing fiction at night. After a stint in the Merchant Marine, he rejoined the Lions’ roster in the fall of 1942. Then one day, he later told Neal Cassady, in a conversation transcribed in “Visions of Cody,” another autobiographical novel, he decided to quit football for good. “I said to myself ‘Scrimmage my ass … I’m gonna sit here in this room and dig Beethoven, I’m gonna write noble words.’ ”

With the NFL season now underway, this is timely. Maybe there’s nothing here. But maybe there’s not nothing here. Regardless, all the information now coming to light about football and head trauma is very disturbing. 

thedailywhat
thedailywhat:

Jack Kerouac Original of the Day: Jack Kerouac began shopping his second novel, On the Road, in 1952, complete with a cover he designed himself. Publisher A.A. Wyn received the sketch with a little note typed at the very top:

Dear Mr. Wyn:
I submit this as my idea of an appealing commercial cover expressive of the book. The cover for The Town and the City was as dull as the title and the photo backflap. Wilbur Pippin’s photo of me is the perfect On the Road one … it will look like the face of the figure below.
J.K.

Wyn rejected both the novel and the cover idea. On the Road finally was published in 1957 and went on to become a bestseller with all manner of covers – save Kerouac’s original idea.
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Rejected.

thedailywhat:

Jack Kerouac Original of the Day: Jack Kerouac began shopping his second novel, On the Road, in 1952, complete with a cover he designed himself. Publisher A.A. Wyn received the sketch with a little note typed at the very top:

Dear Mr. Wyn:

I submit this as my idea of an appealing commercial cover expressive of the book. The cover for The Town and the City was as dull as the title and the photo backflap. Wilbur Pippin’s photo of me is the perfect On the Road one … it will look like the face of the figure below.

J.K.

Wyn rejected both the novel and the cover idea. On the Road finally was published in 1957 and went on to become a bestseller with all manner of covers – save Kerouac’s original idea.

[explore]

Rejected.