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The Letters of Jack Kerouac Are the Best of His Writing

Ann Charters, the biographer of Jack Kerouac, has just edited two new collections of his writings: The Portable Jack Kerouac, and Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters. In this interview,she reads from some of Kerouac's letters, and discusses how he translated his life into his work. Charters teaches at the University of Connecticut.


Other segments from the episode on March 20, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 20, 1995: Interview with Michael Tonry; Interview with Ann Charters; Review of Medesk Martin & Wood's album "Friday Afternoon in the Universe."


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