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JACK KEROUAC - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 285958

JACK KEROUAC Signed autograph letter to "Lois," signed "Jack," asking her to hold a book for him. He has drawn a face next to his signature ALS: "Jack", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, no date, but circa 1961-1962. To Lois.

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Condition: lightly creased
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JACK KEROUAC
Signed autograph letter to "Lois," signed "Jack," asking her to hold a book for him. He has drawn a face next to his signature
ALS: "Jack", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, no date, but circa 1961-1962. To Lois. In full: "Joe inscribed a book by Martin Buber for me, hold it for me -- See you soon -- You eyes." [Kerouac has drawn a face next to his signature]. Likely written to Lois Sorrells, his 24-year-old lover, who lived with him and his mother in lower Northport, Long Island. JACK KEROUAC's novel, On the Road (1957), made him the foremost figure of the Beat Generation, a name he and fellow novelist John Clellon Holmes had coined years earlier. The fame that followed proved to be his undoing. Trying to live up to the wild image he had created for himself in his book, Kerouac began drinking heavily. He died in 1969 at the age of 47. MARTIN BUBER, mentioned in this letter, was a German Jewish writer whose philosophy, inspired by Hasidism, was based on the relationship of man with God, other men and nature. Folds, lightly creased. 2¼x¾-inch chip at upper left blank corner, nicked at lower left blank margin. Overall, fine condition.

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